The Chinese dragon is stirring, but don’t expect a quick recovery

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The Chinese dragon is stirring, but don’t expect a quick recovery

The first major economy to emerge from lockdown is showing signs of limited revival

Lizzy Burden

Cautious optimism is clichéd, but there’s no other way to approach China's return to economic activity, as other governments plan for life post-lockdown.

Beijing has begun rehabilitating an economy almost paralysed by months of curbs to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Last weekend, when Wuhan’s train station reopened, thousands returned to the city where the virus is thought to have emerged. Almost 80% of shops have reopened, though many have imposed limits on how many customers can enter...

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