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China’s Economy Picks Up in January, Building on 2020’s Recovery

Views of the Yangshan Container Port Ahead of Trade Figures
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s recovery picked up speed this month, putting it further ahead of rivals after recent data showed it was likely the only major economy to have grown in 2020.

An aggregate index combining eight early indicators tracked by Bloomberg increased by one step from last month, led by strong performances in exports, property and the stock market.