Domestic and international travel restrictions, quarantine measures and coronavirus-related delays in production are taking a toll on China’s economy. Photo: SCMP
Domestic and international travel restrictions, quarantine measures and coronavirus-related delays in production are taking a toll on China’s economy. Photo: SCMP

Coronavirus: China pledges to hit 2020 targets despite economic impact of epidemic

  • China’s leaders say the coronavirus outbreak is a ‘temporary’ setback and the country’s social development targets for this year can be achieved
  • Beijing is intent on doubling the size of the economy in the decade to 2020, but supply chain disruptions and factory shutdowns threaten to throw growth of course

Domestic and international travel restrictions, quarantine measures and coronavirus-related delays in production are taking a toll on China’s economy. Photo: SCMP
Domestic and international travel restrictions, quarantine measures and coronavirus-related delays in production are taking a toll on China’s economy. Photo: SCMP
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