Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China’s total exports grew 4.3 per cent in the first four months of the year. Photo: AP

China slams Donald Trump’s ‘false and fake’ assessment of its economic performance amid trade war tensions

  • Beijing has ‘full confidence’ in its economy, which has continued to expand despite Washington’s protectionist measures, foreign ministry says
  • But latest indicators show China’s industrial output slowed significantly in April
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China’s total exports grew 4.3 per cent in the first four months of the year. Photo: AP
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Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump are expected to meet at the G20 in Osaka. Photo: AP

US-China rivalry ‘could steal show and undermine reform agenda’ at June’s G20 summit

  • Outcome of the expected meeting of presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump threatens to detract from multilateral efforts
  • Rivalry risks a stalemate similar to that at Apec summit, despite Beijing’s attempts to woo G20 member states
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Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump are expected to meet at the G20 in Osaka. Photo: AP
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