The Chinese economy has accelerated again after two quarters of slowing growth. Annualised GDP rose by 7.8 percent between July and September. But analysts are questioning how long the good news will last.
Amid intensifying trade friction between Washington and Beijing, a new round of US tariffs took effect on Monday, raising the stakes for both sides. China seems to have several tools up its sleeve to counter US tariffs.
China's economy has revealed fresh signs of softness as the pace of investment has slowed to a record low. Stable figures for retail spending and production have done little to dispel fears of a cooling in the economy.
A fresh round of US President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on China has begun to bite. It adds another $200 billion in imports to the escalating trade conflict, with Beijing also imposing more retaliatory duties.
Donald Trump has ramped up his trade dispute with China. Nevertheless, Beijing has a good shot at being able to keep the damage under control. The key is a dynamic middle class, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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