China's industrial production rose at its fastest in 17 months in August, authorities said Tuesday, the latest in a series of better-than-expected indicators pointing to a pick-up in the world's second-largest economy.
Yangshan port in Shanghai, pictured July 30, 2013. China's industrial production rose 10.4 percent in August year-on-year.
The main gauge of output at China's factories, workshops and mines increased 10.4 percent year-on-year in August, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, the strongest growth since March 2012.
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