China’s CPI up 2.8% in September

China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.8 percent year on year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. On a monthly basis, September’s CPI remained generally stable, reversing the 0.1-percent decline in August to inch up 0.3 percent. Senior NBS statistician Dong Lijuan attributed the stable CPI performance to continuous efforts to coordinated COVID-19 prevention and control with economic and social development, as well as measures to ensure sufficient supply and stable prices. (Xinhua)