Imports, exports rising despite trade tensions: China
Beijing: A Chinese customs official on Friday said that China's imports and exports are growing steadily despite global trade uncertainties, especially with the United States.
In pic: Li Kuiwen, spokesman for China's General Administration of Customs
"Various areas and departments have actively carried out policies and measures boosting the stable growth of foreign trade", said Li Kuiwen, spokesman for China's General Administration of Customs, during a press conference.
China's trade surplus with the US widened to a record 34.1 billion US dollars in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war.
Chinese exports to the United States have stayed relatively strong despite being hit by punitive tariffs of up to 25 percent in a fight over American complaints about Beijing's technology policy.