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News Summary: China trade rebounds

The Associated Press

CHINA CHANGE: China's trade growth rebounded in December in a positive sign for the gradual recovery of the world's second-largest economy.

IN AND OUT: Export growth more than quadrupled from the previous month to 14.1 percent while imports — which failed to grow at all in November — rose 6 percent in a sign of increasing domestic demand.

COMING AROUND: The trade figures add to evidence China is emerging from its worst economic downturn since the 2008 global crisis. Factory output and other activity improved in the final quarter of 2012, but analysts say a recovery is still shaky.