China's first holiday break since COVID-19 sees 60% drop in tourism revenue

There are still many virus prevention measures that deter people from traveling.
Businesses are being held responsible for screening virus carriers. If an outbreak happens, they could get shut down.
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A Shanghai postcard: life after the COVID-19 economic shutdown

Apr 27, 2020
With masks, fever checks and health QR codes, there are signs that the coronavirus still poses a threat to daily life.
Marketplace's Jennifer Pak on a hike three hours outside of Shanghai. Before departing, she had to make sure she could return to the city without being quarantined.
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COVID-19 tests the limits of online schooling tech in China

Apr 21, 2020
Among the challenges: How do you teach gym class to students stuck in tiny apartments?
Ada Lu chats with her classmates in online group discussions every day but she hasn't seen them in person for more than two months and misses playing with her friends.
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China's livestream sales: How brands reach consumers during COVID-19

Apr 6, 2020
Consumer spending plummeted while people stayed home. But Taobao saw livestream sales sessions double on its app.
Songzi during a marathon six-hour livestream broadcast selling cosmetics.
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How do Chinese employees get paid for February when they didn't work?

Apr 1, 2020
Most people in China are just getting paid wages for February and by law, employees are supposed to receive their regular salaries even when their companies were shut because of the coronavirus. Did they?
Workers in Shanghai are back on the roads as the Chinese economy tries to gear up again.
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As China recovers from COVID-19, small businesses are struggling to re-open

Mar 23, 2020
Pork seller Ma Qiang sold $35,000 worth of pork to restaurants ahead of the Lunar New Year and expected to be paid after the holiday. Then COVID-19 hit.
Ma Qiang mainly supplies to restaurants but a lot of them are struggling after weeks of closure.
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Working parents in China struggle with online schooling during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 16, 2020
Online classes are difficult for working Chinese parents with young children.
Ada Lu learned to ride a bicycle outside her apartment complex during the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Shanghai.
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COVID-19 makes life for migrant Chinese workers even more difficult

Mar 4, 2020
The nearly 170 million Chinese who travel a long way to work are having a tough time returning to their jobs because of quarantine areas.
Migrant workers wearing masks walk to their buses in Jiangxian County, in China's Guizhou province, before departing to return to their jobs in Guangxi region.
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COVID-19 takes financial toll on travel and hospitality industries

Feb 26, 2020
And it’s not just companies in China feeling the strain.
A medical staff member disinfecting a hotel in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3, 2020.
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COVID-19: Office disruptions in Shanghai

Feb 25, 2020
Chinese officials say they will help businesses resume operations, but trying to adhere to all the rules may make one's head spin.
The few remaining restaurants open in Shanghai are forced to only offer take-out service in recent days.
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