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China inflation hits highest level in 15 months


Inflation driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather. File Photo of a staff member lifting pork slice at a supermarket. - Reuters

Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, official data have shown. But while prices are increasing, demand remains weak because of the trade war with the United States and economic uncertainty.

The consumer price index (CPI) -- a key gauge of retail inflation ...


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