China's November exports accelerate, imports weaken in possible sign economy slowing

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China's November exports accelerated but imports weakened in a possible sign an economic recovery is slowing.

Trade data on Sunday showed export growth rose sharply to 12.7 percent over a year earlier, up from October's 5.6 percent expansion.

But import growth drifted down to 5.3 percent from the previous month's 7.6 percent. That suggested a rebound from a deep decline in growth might be ending.

China's economic growth rebounded in the third quarter of the year from a two-decade low.

But forecasters warned that revival relied on a government mini-stimulus based on higher spending on railway construction and other public works. They said economic growth might decline again late in the year or in early 2014.