Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival

  • Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19
  • And while many factories in the nation’s industrial heartland have reopened, a slump in global demand for Chinese goods has dimmed hopes of a swift end to their problems
Topic |   China economy
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen