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China's exports grew much more strongly than expected in November, official figures showed Sunday, as a rebound in overseas shipments gained strength on demand from the United States and Europe. Exports increased 12.7 percent to $202.2 billion from November last year, the General Administration of Customs said -- compared with a forecast of seven percent in a poll of 11 economists by the Wall Street Journal reported by Dow Jones Newswires. Imports were up 5.3 percent year-on-year to $168.4 billion, with China's November trade surplus expanding to $33.8 billion from $31.1 billion in October. The surprisingly strong exports data came after overseas shipments expanded 5.6 percent in October following a decline of 0.3 percent in September.