China reports stronger April trade growth

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BEIJING (AP) — China has reported its April trade growth accelerated in a possible positive sign for its shaky economic recovery.

The government said Wednesday exports rose 14.7 percent compared with a year earlier, up from March's 10 percent growth. Imports gained 16.8 percent, up from the previous month's 14.1 percent.

The stronger data suggest China's economic growth might be strengthening after an unexpected decline in the first quarter to 7.7 percent from the previous quarter's 7.9 percent.

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