Chinese exports surged more than forecast in January, data showed Friday, in a fresh sign of improvement in the world's number two economy as leaders prepare for possible trade stand-offs with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Beijing accused Washington of "protectionism" and violating global trade rules on Saturday, Chinese media reported, after the United States imposed hefty tariffs on certain Chinese steel imports.
Chinese manufacturing expanded in January at close to its fastest pace in two years as heavy government spending and a bank lending boom helped to keep economic activity steady headed into 2017, a survey showed Wednesday.
China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in three decades in 2016 as Beijing braces for a trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
China's economic growth accelerated slightly in the final quarter of 2016, shored up by government spending and booming real estate sales, but its full-year performance still was the weakest in nearly three decades.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Gou has reportedly made efforts to reassure China after indicating last year that the company may include the US as a manufacturing location.
Chinese exports fell more than expected in December, data showed Friday, deepening concerns about the trade outlook for the world's number-two economy as Donald Trump prepares to take office.
The brightly decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to row after row of empty red seats. So few people come to watch films here that the theater manager rents out the halls to traveling sales companies or music teachers.
China's overseas investment in renewable energy projects jumped last year by 60 percent to a record US$32 billion, marking its leadership in the global market for clean energy, a report said Friday.
China's environmental ministry said Tuesday that an unspecified number of companies had violated measures meant to reduce smog during a period of particularly noxious pollution in the country.