The US-China trade war has hit Chinese manufacturers hard in 2019. Photo: Xinhua

China’s manufacturing sees surprise gain in November but analysts warn economic downturn has yet to bottom out

  • Purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows expansion in the sector for the first time in six months
  • Construction and services sectors continue their upwards momentum but analysts say trade war and debt will continue to weigh on the economy in the months ahead
Topic |   China economy

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The US-China trade war has hit Chinese manufacturers hard in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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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.