Coronavirus: China’s economy takes huge hit – and President Xi appears in public

China’s President Xi Jinping has made a rare appearance on the streets of Beijing – wearing a protective face mask as he greeted residents and staff at a hospital in the capital. (Subscribe:

Xi promised more action to contain the virus and claimed China would strive to meet its economic targets. But with major businesses moving their production elsewhere, international travel at a standstill and millions of people confined to their homes, the Chinese economy is already taking a huge hit.


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