BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) – COVID-19 outbreaks, floods and
a higher base of comparison hurt growth in China’s retail sales
in August, Fu Linghui, spokesman for the statistics bureau, said
However, the main economic indicators maintained fairly good
growth and the economy was still in recovery, Fu said, adding
that online consumption continued to be active.
(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley and Stella Qiu; Editing by
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