From hard lockdown to tactful reopening: How China bounced back from Covid

Since it opened in March, when China was still in the grip of Covid-19, the factory has struggled to find enough machinery operators or quality control technicians

New foreign investment is on track to set another record in 2020, hitting 94% of last year’s total by the end of November

China froze a $15 trillion economy last February. It used brute force to isolate cities and provinces and drag people into quarantine.

The smell, salty and pungent, wafts through the freshly paved streets near the gleaming new factory.

The factory is owned by a company called Laoganma, which makes a piquant chili-and-soybean sauce

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First Published: Jan 16 2021 | 9:46 AM IST

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