Singaporeans who live and work in China remain confident

A public health message at the Customs area of Beijing's Daxing International Airport. The coronavirus outbreak has not deterred some Singaporeans from returning to China, where they live and work.
A public health message at the Customs area of Beijing's Daxing International Airport. The coronavirus outbreak has not deterred some Singaporeans from returning to China, where they live and work.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

When Ms M. Seow landed at Beijing's new Daxing airport on Jan 29, she was struck by the silence.

The star-shaped terminal, built to accommodate 75 million passengers a year, was practically empty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'S'poreans who live and work in China remain confident'. Print Edition | Subscribe