China's trade balance recorded a surplus of $15.70 billion in August from a prior $10.63 billion, while surplus was expected to reach $13.60 billion. Exports fell 23.4% in August from a year earlier compared in 23.0% in July, and it came worse than the forecasted -19.0%. As for imports it fell 17.0% in August from the same period last year, while it fell 15.0% in July, and it was expected to fall 10.5%.