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Coronavirus: China pays a high cost to keep the virus at bay ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics

Published Sep 21 2021 at 6:57 AM GMT
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  • The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls.
  • Most of China is virus-free but the abrupt, severe response to outbreaks has left would-be tourists jittery about travelling to places they might be barred from leaving.
  • That has hit consumer spending, hindering efforts to keep the economic recovery on track.




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  • Published Sep 21, 2021 6:57 AM GMT