China’s box office revenues reached 1.73 billion yuan (US$252.64 million) last week, up 84.4 per cent from a year earlier despite ongoing restrictions in theatres to prevent another wave of the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
China’s box office revenues reached 1.73 billion yuan (US$252.64 million) last week, up 84.4 per cent from a year earlier despite ongoing restrictions in theatres to prevent another wave of the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

China’s service industries catching up as life returns to normal after coronavirus shock wave slammed economy

  • August’s official non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) jumped to 55.2 from 54.2 in July, reaching the highest level since January 2018
  • The rise was driven by the service sector, which climbed to 54.3 in August from 53.1 in July as cinemas and hotels have slowly returned to normal operations

China’s box office revenues reached 1.73 billion yuan (US$252.64 million) last week, up 84.4 per cent from a year earlier despite ongoing restrictions in theatres to prevent another wave of the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
China’s box office revenues reached 1.73 billion yuan (US$252.64 million) last week, up 84.4 per cent from a year earlier despite ongoing restrictions in theatres to prevent another wave of the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
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