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China’s economy was supposed to get a boost this year. The coronavirus makes that unlikely

First published: CNN Business Perspectives 30/01/2020

The coronavirus epidemic that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has already infected an estimated 7,800 people and claimed 170 lives as of Thursday morning. Coinciding with the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions travel across China, the outbreak has forced the authorities to at least partially shut down more than a dozen cities. Read on….