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China Hands Out Vouchers to Get People Shopping After Lockdown

  • More than 6 billion yuan given out by at least 50 cities
  • Efforts may stabilize basic spending, luxury goods left out
China Works to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

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One morning in early April, Li Fanfan, an elementary school teacher in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, set an alarm so that she could grab one of the one million consumption-voucher packages the local government was distributing online.