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Global pandemic may limit China's efforts to sustain its recovery

Beijing signals it's still open for business, looks to more infrastructure construction and domestic consumption

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School teacher Yu Yuan usually goes on at least two annual holidays, to places like Iran and Japan, but has not been on vacation at all this year.

Travel restrictions arising from the coronavirus pandemic have kept her home-bound, with Madam Yu, 38, estimating that she has saved nearly 20,000 yuan (S$4,000).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2020, with the headline Global pandemic may limit China's efforts to sustain its recovery. Subscribe