China’s retail sales plunged by 11.4 per cent from a year earlier in the first half of the year, while the tourism sector has also been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak as well as other domestic challenges, including the flooding in central and southern China. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s plan for 2.5-day weekend to aid coronavirus-hit economy met with mixed reactions

  • Workers, mostly employees of local government or state-owned firms, can opt to take the extra time off for tourism and consumer spending
  • China’s retail sales plunged by 11.4 per cent from a year earlier in the first half of the year, while the tourism sector has also been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak
Topic |   China economy
China’s retail sales plunged by 11.4 per cent from a year earlier in the first half of the year, while the tourism sector has also been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak as well as other domestic challenges, including the flooding in central and southern China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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