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Farm produce prices have continued to trend up in 36 large and medium-sized cities in China, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. In the week ending Dec 9, the wholesale price of 18 types of vegetables climbed 5.5 percent week on week, a milder rise from the 5.8 percent registered a week earlier, according to the ministry. Food prices account for almost a third of the weighting in the nation's calculation of the consumer price index, the key gauge of inflation.
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  • By Wang Xiaodong(China Daily)2017-03-22 07:23

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  • By Zhu Wenqian(China Daily)2017-03-22 07:20

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    Take a moment and ask yourself what you have spent money on most in the past months apart from accommodation, food and other daily necessities. If you're an average person like me, you would find you bought lots of applications and software that you didn't even know you needed. To improve the sound ...

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