China’s rising inflation is waving a red flag at the country’s exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Wages have been running high, energy prices are high, and food costs and demand are exploding. Sounds a lot like the United States.

Carl Delfeld for ETF Folio adds that fresh evidence of inflation has emerged from China’s National Bureau of Statistics: from 6.5% to 7.1% last December.

The Chinese stock market was jittery about Tuesday’s Chinese February Consumer Price Index report, and with good reason: when it finally came out, the numbers were even worse than expected. It was up 8.7% year over year in February, its biggest gain since May 1996. The forecasts were for a 7.9% increase.

The iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (FXI), PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China (PGJ) and SPDR S&P China (GXC) were all down in intraday trading.

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