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China’s exports hold up despite US tariffs

BEIJING: China’s exports to the United States and the rest of the world saw a surprise jump in October, data showed on Thursday, suggesting businesses are ramping up trans-Pacific shipments before higher tariffs kick in. Relations between the world’s top two economies have soured sharply this year as US President Donald Trump slapped higher taxes on roughly half of Chinese imports and threatened to hit the other half. Top Chinese officials are currently in Washington, with hopes that those talks could pave the way for…