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China’s export growth tumbles in April after cities shut down to fight virus

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Exports rose 3.7% over a year earlier to $273.6 billion,

Exports to the United States rose 9.5% to $46 billion

China's economy grew by a weak 4.8% over a year earlier in the quarter ending in March, up from 4% from the final three months of 2021.

Exports to the 27-nation European Union rose 8%

Whatever China is doing to protect its citizens health, looks like economically the country is still growing.

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Whatever China is doing to protect its citizens health, looks like economically the country is still growing.

The article is about a weakening of the growth because of the measures, if other countries can achieve the same or even better results (for example with lower death rates even with higher case rates) with an actual increase of the speed of growth then the problem is still there.

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China's global trade surplus widened by 19.4% to $51.1 billion while the politically volatile surplus with the United States contracted by 65% to $9.8 billion.

Incredible numbers of growth for China.

Beijing has criticized trade and financial sanctions imposed on Moscow by the United States, Europe and Japan. But Chinese companies appear to be abiding by them while trying to guard against possible losses in dealings with Russia.

Western media seems to disregard the fact that China is basically abiding by these Russian sanctions.

The article is about a weakening of the growth because of the measures, if other countries can achieve the same or even better results (for example with lower death rates even with higher case rates) with an actual increase of the speed of growth then the problem is still there.

This article shows pure facts on China 's exports.

It does not mention other countries achieving the same or even better results and it does not mention death rates, as anyone reading this article can see.

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China has made it clear they care about the lives and safety of their people more than the economy, if they have to choose. They're not the only ones, but it is reassuring to see.

China's economy grew by a weak 4.8% over a year earlier in the quarter ending in March, up from 4% from the final three months of 202

Despite that, their economy still grew to some extent. So they have managed to handle both anyway. Less growth for thousands, if not millions, of lives saved.

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This article shows pure facts on China 's exports.

It does not mention other countries achieving the same or even better results and it does not mention death rates, as anyone reading this article can see

That is because the mentions is a direct response to your comment not to the article, that makes it clear the trade is weakening without saying it is justified. Your comment is the one that tries to do it without considering that the measures are unnecessary to reach the same or even better results.

China has made it clear they care about the lives and safety of their people more than the economy, if they have to choose. They're not the only ones, but it is reassuring to see.

Unfortunately this still does not mean the lives are the best priority, severe disruption of public health services and the economic activity means lives will be lost directly because of the policy followed by the Chinese government, these extra deaths are completely unnecessary and will only happen because the CCP refuse to abandon the policy. Apart from that the trampling of human rights that happens everywhere where an outbreak is present points toward a very different priority than the lives of the citizens.

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these extra deaths are completely unnecessary and will only happen because the CCP refuse to abandon the policy

I doubt you have any data to back this ^^ up. HK tried to open up only for it to whack their face and prove once and for all, sino vaccines can't deliver. HK had the benefit of direct comparison because HK elites received western vaccines and they can compare directly. Even without taking into account of Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia etc., it would be a complete dereliction of duty to try to open up when deaths and severe illness is so prevalent, even amongst the vaccinated.

The CCP has no choice, and they can only abandon covid zero when their vulnerables are sufficiently and effectively vaccinated.

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China has made it clear they care about the lives and safety of their people more than the economy, if they have to choose. They're not the only ones, but it is reassuring to see

Agreed, i have friends in Shanghai who personally witness people being taken away for isolation whilst ventilated, ie severe illness. There are also reports the government is treating patients in temporary facilities because there's not enough hospital beds to care for covid patients.

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Forecasters expect Chinese industrial activity to improve this month as infections ease

Sounds like China will do fine.

 these extra deaths are completely unnecessary and will only happen because the CCP refuse to abandon the policy. 

No source for this opinion though, otherwise it would be published.

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Chinese value human lives more than capitalism.

But value being able to oppress and control those lives much more than preserving them.

No source for this opinion though, otherwise it would be published.

The argument is there written, if you can't disprove it then the logic holds. What makes those extra deaths necessary according to you?

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But value being able to oppress and control those lives much more than preserving them.

Do you have any data to support this "claim"?

The argument is there written, if you can't disprove it then the logic holds. What makes those extra deaths necessary according to you?

What a great example of fallacious reasoning!

Shippers say they are avoiding the port out of concern there aren't enough truck drivers available to carry their goods.

Nothing different from other parts of the world.

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China has made it clear they care about the lives and safety of their people more than the economy, if they have to choose. 

What you are witnessing is the frantic scramble by CCP cadres to make their statistics look as favorable as possible lest heads roll like they did in Wuhan. The Shanghai party boss is a very close friend and associate of Xi Jinping. He is in line to ascend to the Central Committee at the party congress this coming October. That is the normal career path for the Shanghai party boss. Those party cadre will do literally anything including making up fake data to make their boss look good. Everything in the CCP and the Chinese government revolves around patronage. They know that if their patron looks good and promotes, the patronage army of party cadre below him will promote along with him. More prestige and a bigger paycheck. Nobody in the CCP gives a flying you know what about the harm they do to individuals or about the accuracy of the data they publish. There is no free press or any form of investigative journalism that might hold them accountable for their many barbarities or their lies and false data, so they do what they want. Who is going to stop them? As long as the members of the Politburo think they are doing a good job so they are promotable nothing else matters.

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https://gcaptain.com/carriers-blank-sailings-china-covid-lockdowns/

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Do you have any data to support this "claim"?

Again, the arguments are there, and you have been completely unable to argue against them, that would mean you are implicitly accepting them as valid.

What is fallacious about China having much better options but choosing instead the oppression and waste of human lives? Again, if you can't argue against something that would mean it still stands as valid.

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China's trade surplus with Europe widened by 49.6% to $19.6 billion.

Have to pay China its due respect.

It is the only country to have positive growth throughout this epidemic.

Again, the arguments are there, and you have been completely unable to argue against them, that would mean you are implicitly accepting them as valid.

Sure--you have arguments---but no data to support those "arguments."

That type of thinking wouldn't fly in the medical world.

The argument is there written, if you can't disprove it then the logic holds. What makes those extra deaths necessary according to you?

There certainly is an "argument" written there. Great example of a multi-faceted fallacious argument.

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Sure--you have arguments---but no data to support those "arguments."

The data has been repeatedly provided, China do not have the lowest infection nor death rates as you mistakenly believed, and Australia and New Zealand have lower death rates once they report using the system that China uses to hide their numbers. This means the CCP is choosing not to follow a policy that gives better results against COVID and have minimum negative effects on the economy and public health, instead of this better policy they choose to use the one that depends completely on trampling on their citizens human rights and cause important extra deaths because of it effects on the economy and public health.

There certainly is an "argument" written there. Great example of a multi-faceted fallacious argument.

Since you fail to sustain any of your personal opinions about the argument (which would require you to actually argument against it) this means they are still valid and refute yours.

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 "We expect export volumes to fall further over the coming quarters."

China has had positive growth and continues to do so during the entire pandemic, so it will be fine.

The data has been repeatedly provided, China do not have the lowest infection nor death rates as you mistakenly believed, and Australia and New Zealand have lower death rates once they report using the system that China uses to hide their numbers.

You are finally right about one thing--the data has been provided---by me.

Your error is believing that supporting data for an argument means repeating something that you have said and that has been disproven over. and over.

So once again, the chart showing China's death rate, lowest in the world (except Burundi!!):

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105

Since you fail to sustain any of your personal opinions about the argument (which would require you to actually argument against it) this means they are still valid and refute yours.

This is another classic example of fallacious reasoning. 'nuff said.

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