A rebound in China's exports this year has helped support Chinese economic growth this year. House says that part of the pick-up comes amid shift in the timing of the Mid-Autumn Festival, leading to more working days last month than in September 2016.
That compares with a 5.5 percent rise in exports and a 13.3 percent jump in imports seen the month before. The trade surplus was the lowest in six months. USA officials have resumed criticizing Chinese policy after President Donald Trump said in April he would temporarily shelve disputes while Washington and Beijing cooperated on North Korea.
China's economy has surprised analysts with its resilience so far in 2017, expanding by 6.9% in the first half, though most market watchers have stuck to predictions that it will slowly begin to lose growth momentum later in the year.
Authorities are in the midst of a campaign to reduce the risks from a rapid build-up in debt produced by years of credit-fueled stimulus, and sustained trade growth could give policymakers confidence to step up the campaign next year once the leadership reshuffle is out of the way.
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