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Chinas Economy Picks Up Speed as Shoppers, Moviegoers Return [Video]

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BEIJING—China’s economic recovery accelerated in August, with retail sales, the last holdout among the economy’s major components, returning to pre-coronavirus levels by showing their first month of growth this year.

Other major indicators, including factory production, investment and property activity, all gathered pace, China’s state-run statistics bureau said Tuesday, signaling a robust rebound for the world’s second-largest economy. The main official measure of joblessness, the urban surveyed unemployment rate, edged down…

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A group of 30 trespasses on HKU campus with tools and damages the Lennon Wall on University Street [Video]

27th September 2020 (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong University Students Union stated that at 7pm yesterday, a large number of people trespassed on the University of Hong Kong campus with tools and damaged the Lennon Wall on University Street and the flag of the Hong Kong University Students Union. The footage uploaded by the []

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China has been slow to retaliate against U.S. commercial restrictions this year, an illustration of the fact that the options available to it arent great.

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Under Xi Jinping, Beijing hasnt liberalized. Its doubled down on politically directed state capitalism.