Empty streets in the central business area in downtown Beijing on February 10, the first working day after the extended Lunar New Year break. The epidemic is likely to cause only short-term economic pain. Photo: Simon Song
Prof Zhang Jun
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Coronavirus: why China’s economy is likely to make a robust recovery

  • The epidemic may well reach a turning point in the next two weeks, confining the worst of the economic impact to the first quarter. This, and policy adjustments, should allow China to record economic growth of 5-5.5 per cent for the year, firmly back on track

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Empty streets in the central business area in downtown Beijing on February 10, the first working day after the extended Lunar New Year break. The epidemic is likely to cause only short-term economic pain. Photo: Simon Song
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Prof Zhang Jun

Prof Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.