A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua
A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua
Heiwai Tang
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Heiwai Tang

China’s return to work is good news for the economy – but it also risks unleashing a second wave of Covid-19 infections

  • Both the government and businesses are eager to restart and revive the economy. But as millions pile back into factories, cafeterias and dormitories, the risk is that a new wave of Covid-19 could pose even bigger risks to the system

A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua
A man returns to his duties at a reopened workshop, part of the Harbin Electric Machinery Company in China’s Heilongjiang province, on February 25. Photo: Xinhua
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Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang is professor of economics and associate director of both the Asia Global Institute and the Institute for China and Global Development at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured associate professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the US, the Centre of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, and the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre in the UK as research fellow. He has been a frequent consultant to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, and Asian Development Bank.