China’s President Xi Jinping said this week that control of the coronavirus had entered a critical stage despite “positive developments” in containing the outbreak. Illustration: Henry Wong

Coronavirus: China puts a brave face on economic impact as Xi Jinping still vows to deliver promised goals

  • President Xi Jinping has emphasised the outbreak of coronavirus should not stop China from achieving its social and economic goals
  • Many economists predict that Chinese growth this year will fall below 5.6 per cent, threatening the first of the Communist Party’s so-called centenary goals
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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China’s President Xi Jinping said this week that control of the coronavirus had entered a critical stage despite “positive developments” in containing the outbreak. Illustration: Henry Wong
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

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Frank Tang

Frank Tang joined the SCMP in 2016 after a decade of China economy coverage and government policy analysis.

Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.