China’s inflation rises

Vegetables and fresh meat are sold at a stall set up by the government to keep food prices stable in a Uighur district in Urumqi, western China’s Xinjiang province.

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Vegetables and fresh meat are sold at a stall set up by the government to keep food prices stable in a Uighur district in Urumqi, western China’s Xinjiang province. China’s inflation edged higher in August as the nation’s worst flooding in a decade drove an increase in food costs and industrial growth continued to quicken. Consumer prices rose 3.5 percent in August compared with a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Saturday.