A vendor at the Yiwu wholesale market in Zhejiang province. Rising global protectionism and sluggish demand from consumers are already hurting China’s exports. Photo: AFP
A vendor at the Yiwu wholesale market in Zhejiang province. Rising global protectionism and sluggish demand from consumers are already hurting China’s exports. Photo: AFP

With rising costs at home and hostile peers abroad, China’s trade troubles set to stay

Gloomy prognosis from commerce ministry follows threat of ‘border tax’ from US president-elect Donald Trump

Topic |   China economy
A vendor at the Yiwu wholesale market in Zhejiang province. Rising global protectionism and sluggish demand from consumers are already hurting China’s exports. Photo: AFP
A vendor at the Yiwu wholesale market in Zhejiang province. Rising global protectionism and sluggish demand from consumers are already hurting China’s exports. Photo: AFP
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