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China faces 'grim' export situation: commerce minister

Updated: 2009-03-10 11:22

BEIJING  -- China's export continued the downward tendency in February and will face a "grim" situation in the "coming foreseeable months", said a senior official on Tuesday.

"Affected by the global economic recession, China has undergone negative growth in both import and export since last November," said Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce, at a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress' annual session.

An editorial of the People's Daily has called on China's top political advisory body to made due contributions to help the country weather through difficulties.