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Chinese factory activity accelerates in May

China's factory activity grew in May at its fastest pace this year, according to government figures.

The official purchasing managers index (PMI) hit 50.8 in the month, up from 50.4 in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

A reading above 50 indicates growth and May's figure was higher than what many analysts had expected.

But there are still worries about weakness in the property market, as well as disappointing growth in investment and consumption.

The BBC's Rico Hizon asked economist Julian Evans-Pritchard what is behind the stronger factory activity.

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