China’s exports to the US dropped 11.3 per cent in the January to October period, while exports to the European Union rose 5.1 per cent and those to the 10-member Asean bloc jumped 10.4 per cent. Photo: AFP

China’s October exports may offer hint of ‘stabilisation’, but still ‘hard to be optimistic’ amid US trade war

  • Exports fell by 0.9 per cent in October, better than the 3.2 per cent drop in September, and better than analysts had expected
  • Imports continued to struggle, falling for the ninth time in the last 10 months, as the economic pressure on Beijing continues to pile up amid the trade war with the US
Topic |   China economy

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China’s exports to the US dropped 11.3 per cent in the January to October period, while exports to the European Union rose 5.1 per cent and those to the 10-member Asean bloc jumped 10.4 per cent. Photo: AFP
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China and the US had extensive and serious discussions over the past two weeks to try to end their trade war, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Photo: AFP

China and US ‘agree to phased rollback’ of extra trade war tariffs

  • Negotiators from both countries still trying to reach interim deal, Chinese Ministry of Commerce says
  • Xi Jinping to visit Greece and Brazil next week but still no indication of any meeting with Donald Trump to sign deal
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China and the US had extensive and serious discussions over the past two weeks to try to end their trade war, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Photo: AFP
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