China posts record $101 billion trade surplus but export boom could fade NewsDeal


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China’s export growth unexpectedly picked up speed in July, offering an encouraging boost to the economy as its struggles to recover from a COVID-19-induced slump, but weakening global demand could start to drag on shipments in coming months. Exports rose 18% in July from a year earlier, the fastest pace this year, official customs data showed on Sunday, August 7, compared with a 17.9% increase in June and beating analysts’ expectations for a 15% gain. Outbound shipments have been one of the few bright spots for the Chinese economy in 2022, as widespread lockdowns hit businesses and consumers hard and...