Workers make toys for export at a plant on July 16, 2019 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China.
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Caixin and IHS Markit said in a joint press release that the pace of improvement was the strongest since December 2016.
PMI readings above 50 indicate expansion, while those below that level signal contraction.
Caixin and IHS Markit said the PMI…