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China's Economy Slows To Record Low, While Trump Pushes U.S. Iron And Steel

The pace of growth in the second quarter was at its lowest since 1992, when China's records began. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the change to a complicated international environment.

China's economic growth has reached a 27-year low, as the trade war with the United States wears on.

The second largest economy in the world grew 6.2% in the second quarter of 2019, a drop from 6.4% in the first quarter, according to data released by the Chinese government.

The pace.

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