China's foreign trade up in 2020 as economy recovers from virus shock

China’s foreign trade rose 1.5 percent from a year earlier in 2020, the government said Thursday, as exports bounced back late in the year with the economy recuperating from a slowdown triggered by the novel coronavirus outbreak. The total volume of the country’s trade totaled $4.65 trillion last year, according to the General Administration of Customs. China’s exports increased 3.6 percent, while imports fell 1.1 percent as those from Australia decreased 5.3 percent. China has been Australia’s primary export market for several years, but the deteriorating trade relationship between the two na…

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