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China's controls on capital outflows target short-term speculation - vice minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's recent tightening of overseas capital outflows is targeting short-term speculative flows, commerce ministry vice minister Wang Shouwen said on Friday.

The measures will not impact repatriation of legitimate profits by foreign firms in China, Wang said a press briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Elias Glenn; Editing by Richard Borsuk)