How the stay-at-home economy thrives amid coronavirus

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  • Many had to spend much of their time at home during the #COVID-19 pandemic. Although outdoor activities dwindled, the stay-at-home economy grew fast in the first months of 2020 in China. Online medical services and food deliveries, as well as livestreamed fitness and education classes, saw a boom. The crisis has provided a rare opportunity for enterprises to transform.

    SAY WHAT? is an original CGTN Digital video series especially made for the upcoming #2020TwoSessions. Each episode introduces one key word that will be frequently mentioned and discussed during the meetings. We hope this helps you better understand China’s most important political event of the year. Key word in this episode: Stay-at-home economy.

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