China’s Exports Strengthen, Despite Covid-19 Disruptions – The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—China’s exports unexpectedly expanded at a faster clip in August, shrugging off the impact of a global resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic, port congestion and supply bottlenecks.

China’s outbound shipments rose 25.6% in August from a year earlier, higher than the 19.3% increase in July, the General Administration of Customs said Tuesday. The result also comfortably topped the 17% increase expected by economists polled by The Wall Street Journal.