Shipping containers being loaded onto trucks from a cargo ship at Tianjin port, China
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China needs 'more policy easing'

9 June 2014 Last updated at 02:51 BST

The latest trade numbers from China are likely to put pressure on the government to do more to support growth.

Figures released on Sunday showed a 7% rise in exports in May, but imports fell by 1.6% from a year earlier.

It means that China's trade surplus increased to $35.9bn. The numbers also point to a weakening of domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.

Jian Chang, chief China economist at Barclays told Asia Business Report that the trade surplus is disappointing and yet another sign that the government needs to act.