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As China’s foreign trade falters, there are signs that the government is looking for someone to blame.
So far this year, the country’s trade performance has been dismal. In the first 10 months, exports have dropped 2 percent in yuan terms, while imports have plunged 15.2 percent, according to customs figures.
Analysts have cited a host of now-familiar factors, including deflationary energy prices, weakening economic growth and sluggish worldwide demand.
But the government may be casting about for other reasons, combining criticism of a key trade initiative with the latest major targets of its anti-corruption campaign.
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