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How quickly will China bounce back?

• Across China, factories that produce everything from smartphones to sneakers have been dormant since the Lunar New Year holiday in late January as the nation battled to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Now plants are slowly coming back online, prodded by President Xi Jinping and other top Chinese leaders who worry that an extended shutdown will jeopardize the government’s lofty development targets for 2020.

Economists are tracking energy consumption, poring over pollution charts, and studying data on traffic movements to discern how quickly the world’s second-largest economy

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