China trade surges as global demand recovers from pandemic

  • In this April 8, 2021 file photo, a container port on the Yangtze River is seen in an aerial view in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China reported that its April imports and exports surged over the same month in 2020 as global demand strengthens. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

BEIJING — China’s trade with the United States and the rest of the world surged by double digits in April as consumer demand recovered, but growth appeared to be slowing.