VOA News China’s trade surplus with the United States rose dramatically in 2018, despite a tit-for-tat tariff war with the that has roiled global markets. The surplus stood at a record-high $ billion, compared to $ billion recorded the year before. Data released Monday by China’s customs bureau shows the country’s exports to the grew more than 11 percent in 2018. Imports from the United States rose only slightly ( percent). But the data also revealed that exports slowed by percent last month, as the administration of President Donald Trump imposed a series of stiff tariffs on billions of dollars…
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