A deal in the trade war between China and the United States may offer some respite to both sides – especially if it leads to the postponement of tariffs on the remainder of Chinese goods, due to come into force in December. Photo: AP

China economy set to sink further, with US trade war and pork crisis to drive record low growth lower still

  • The economy grew by 6.0 per cent in the third quarter, and analysts expect it to slow further in the final quarter and into 2020, as tariffs compound the issue
  • Trade war just one of many problems facing China, with pork crisis and consumption issues also expected to weigh on growth in the world’s second largest economy
Topic |   China economy

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A deal in the trade war between China and the United States may offer some respite to both sides – especially if it leads to the postponement of tariffs on the remainder of Chinese goods, due to come into force in December. Photo: AP
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.