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Lessons from China’s ‘golden week’ lustre even amid Covid-19

If the outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan soon before the Lunar New Year holiday accelerated its spread nationwide and globally, Chinese holidaymakers enthusiastically consuming and travelling during the October “golden week” signalled the pandemic being under firm control within mainland China. Consumer retail and restaurant spending during the long National Day holiday exceeded last year’s. But the 637 million travellers were still 21 per cent below 2019’s level. However, this must be seen in the…

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