The US fell to the sixth largest foreign investor in China in April from the third largest in March, according to the data. Photo: Reuters

Trade war could cause global recession, Beijing official warns, as US investment growth in China sinks

  • US investment in China grew 7.5 per cent between January and May, year on year, a much slower pace than the 24.3 per cent recorded between January and April
  • Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Deng says that the trade war ‘could cause a recession in the United States and global economies’
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The US fell to the sixth largest foreign investor in China in April from the third largest in March, according to the data. Photo: Reuters
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.