1. China’s Annual Trade Surplus With U.S. Hits Record Despite Trump’s Tariff Offensive  The Wall Street Journal
  2. China says its 2018 trade surplus with the US was $323 billion — the highest it's ever recorded  CNBC
  3. China's exports shrink most in 2 years, raising risks to global economy  Reuters
  4. China Posts Record Trade Totals for 2018  Bloomberg
  5. China posts strongest export growth in seven years in 2018 despite trade war  Reuters
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China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a fresh record last year, as robust American demand for Chinese goods undercut the Trump administration’s tariff offensive aimed at narrowing the countries’ lopsided trade gap.

China's trade surplus with the U.S. grew 17 percent from a year ago to hit $323.32 billion in 2018 — the highest on record dating back to 2006, according to Reuters' calculations.

China's exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand.

China's exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand.