China trade shrinks amid virus pressure, interest rate hikes


              A worker replaces pillow covers inside a reopened household store after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China's imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A worker moves goods past a dismantled COVID-19 testing site outside shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China's imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A worker wearing a face mask adjusts an advertisement banner inside a reopened shop selling health products after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China's imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 throat swabs near tricycle carts loaded with goods in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China's imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              FILE - Containers are seen at a port in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Oct. 27, 2022. China’s imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
China trade shrinks amid virus pressure, interest rate hikes