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As rest of world locks down, China tries to get shoppers out

Authorities try to jump-start consumption but response to campaign is lukewarm

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China needs to get the world's biggest consumer market spending again now that its outbreak has been officially contained.

Beijing

RELAX, eat out and shop. That's the latest message from the Chinese government to its people, after months of warning them to stay indoors because of the coronavirus.

In a bid to jump-start consumption that all but disappeared during the outbreak, authorities in some places...

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