As China demanded its population spend more to help stabilise the economy, a survey by the country’s statistics bureau showed that while citizens may be working longer hours than in 2008, relaxation and health are of great importance. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese people relax while Beijing calls on consumers to spend and lead economy out of trouble, survey says

  • Citizens sleep longer and take more time to eat and work out, but spend less time in front of the television while Beijing tries to rally consumers in trade war with US
Topic |   China Society

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As China demanded its population spend more to help stabilise the economy, a survey by the country’s statistics bureau showed that while citizens may be working longer hours than in 2008, relaxation and health are of great importance. Photo: Bloomberg
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The Communist Party’s four-day meeting on risk controls ended on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing tells cadres to prepare for the worst amid uncertainties of its high-stakes trade war with the US

  • Top official tells cadres to arm the country for a tough fight against external uncertainty
Topic |   Xi Jinping

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The Communist Party’s four-day meeting on risk controls ended on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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