China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s coronavirus blues clouds hopes for Labour Day holiday spending spree

  • The government has extended the annual break to give an extra shot in the arm for the economy after months of lockdowns
  • But with still more uncertainty ahead, the country’s consumers might not be in the mood to splurge, observers say

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China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
China is hoping its consumers will be keen to spend during the extended Labour Day break that starts on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
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