The latest figures published by China show output from its factories is growing at its slowest rate for 17 years. The impact of Beijing's trade war with the US is taking its toll at home.
The US has announced a delay imposing tariffs on certain Chinese products that had been earmarked for the measure from next month. China has said the tariffs were "not a constructive way" to resolve the trade conflict.
Donald Trump has suggested China resolve ongoing tension with Hong Kong before hashing out a trade deal with the US. The remarks follow his decision earlier this week to postpone imposing further tariffs on Beijing.
US President Donald Trump has announced fresh tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, starting in September. China has said the tariffs are "not a constructive way" to resolve the trade conflict.
Stock markets in the United States have dropped sharply after the Treasury yield curve temporarily inverted for the first time in 12 years. The news signals growing investor fears of a recession.
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