Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to reporters from the podium with members of his leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, and Wang Huning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Kyodo

China economy to get more stimulus to fight trade war tariffs? Official drops hint help may come

  • Disappointing April economic data and the expected impact of new US trade tariffs have convinced some that more stimulus is on the way
  • Central planner spokesperson cites ‘six key aspects’ of economic stabilisation for the first time since government dropped it from their statements in April
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Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to reporters from the podium with members of his leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, and Wang Huning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Kyodo
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China is desperately struggling to fill a market gap that could see as many as 200 million pigs lost to disease or slaughter, according to a study from Rabobank. Photo: Reuters

China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy

  • Beijing placed 50-70 per cent tariffs on US pork imports to punish farm states that support US President Donald Trump
  • But with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is facing a shortage as demand and prices rise
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China is desperately struggling to fill a market gap that could see as many as 200 million pigs lost to disease or slaughter, according to a study from Rabobank. Photo: Reuters
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