Japan exports to China slump in challenge for Tokyo's growth bid

Shipments by Japanese firms to China sank 3.5 percent in September, the finance ministry saysJapanese exports to China fell again last month as a slowdown in the world’s number two economy weighs on the countries’ huge trading links, official data showed Wednesday, while shipments to the key US market also stumbled. The disappointing figures, following a decline a month earlier, highlight the challenges facing Tokyo’s bid to kick-start the economy in the face of slowing global growth. The value of exports by Japanese firms to China sank 3.5 percent in September, the finance ministry said, while they were also down to other Asian countries.

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