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'. Subscribe