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Coronavirus: China’s new outbreak raises questions about consumer spending over Lunar New Year holiday

Some citizens in Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern Hebei province and the epicentre of China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in months, have had to turn to online bartering to get the products they need amid a lockdown of the city.“I have meat at home and want to exchange it for some eggs, would anyone like to do this,” one post asked on the WeChat messaging service last weekend.“I have facial masks, also want to exchange for some eggs,” said another post by a resident in a community in…

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