Although Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s meeting saw a threatened rise in tariffs deferred, the latest figures many businesses have already prepared for the worst. Photo: Xinhua

China’s trade surplus with US hits record level as businesses scramble to beat tariff deadline

  • November figures show gap reaching US$35.5 billion but some of that may be down to businesses stockpiling goods before threatened increase in tariffs
  • Falling imports highlight impact of slowing domestic demand
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Although Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s meeting saw a threatened rise in tariffs deferred, the latest figures many businesses have already prepared for the worst. Photo: Xinhua
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