China in the past few weeks has come close to where they were three years ago as regards exports. We are finally seeing economic improvement in that global arena. I had said that when I saw Chinese exports return to near normal I would post it. The most alarming thing in the Chinese export numbers is a FIFTY percent increase in one month. I have never seen anything like that in all of my years. China exports surge but Europe debt crisis looms China reports May export surge but European debt crisis likely to hurt trade recovery Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer, On Thursday June 10, 2010, 1:04 am EDT BEIJING (AP) -- China's exports surged by nearly 50 percent in May but analysts warned Europe's debt crisis is likely to hurt the recovery in trade. Exports rose 48.5 percent in May, while imports were up 48.3 percent, the Chinese customs agency said Thursday. The figures exceeded most analysts' forecasts and produced a monthly trade surplus of $19.5 billion. "It's certainly encouraging. But there's always room for skepticism given the tepid recovery in global demand," said Royal Bank of Scotland economist Ben Simpfendorfer. "We may yet see a pullback in exports." China's strong trade figures might rekindle pressure from Washington and other governments for Beijing to let its currency rise. The yuan has been frozen against the dollar since late 2008 to help China's exporters compete amid weak global demand but its trading partners say that is distorting trade. Analysts expect the yuan to rise this year but say China's leaders will act only once it is clear global demand has recovered.