Hebei: China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing | BBC

“China has reinstated a strict lockdown near Beijing, affecting around 400,000 people, after a small surge in cases.

The restrictions have come into force in Anxin county in Hebei province near the capital.

After the pandemic emerged in China at the end of last year, the country has managed to get new infections to a consistently low level.

To avoid a second wave, even small surges are taken very seriously by the country’s health authorities.”

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For the Chinese Ambassador in Switzerland, the worst has passed | Corriere del Ticino

“Tourism is not concerned about the growing number of deaths caused by the coronavirus epidemic: “The virus is sensitive to temperature: when it gets warmer it becomes weaker.””

China’s M&A activity will rebound in second half as some dealmakers press on despite coronavirus restrictions, says PwC | SCMP

“While deals are seen dropping sharply in the first half, some private equity buyers are still negotiating with sellers despite travel restrictions, cities in lockdown.
China’s total M&A deal value fell 14 per cent in 2019 to US$559 billion, the lowest in five years, driven primarily by a sharp 37 per cent drop in outbound transactions, according to data released by PwC on Thursday.