Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Coronavirus: why Xi should do a Trump and hand out cash to cooped-up Chinese

  • Beijing appears to be relying on its usual method of boosting infrastructure to offset the economic gloom caused by the coronavirus
  • But it could boost both consumption and confidence – and help meet Xi’s poverty goals – by putting serious money in the hands of Chinese people

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