5 days ago • 1:38 min
Data out on Wednesday showed that Chinese families celebrated the Lunar New Year in high style.
What does this mean?
Relaxing Covid restrictions was never going to set China’s economy straight overnight, but there have been some promising signs that the country’s finding its feet again. Just look at the stats for China’s most important holiday, the Lunar New Year: the first four days of the break each notched up an average 24 million journeys by road, rail, air, and water, as Chinese folk packed up en masse and headed home to be with family. And box office takings were also hale and hearty, coming in even higher than pre-pandemic levels – a feat that hotel bookings managed to pull