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More Chinese Dine Out and Schools Reopen as Normalcy Returns

  • More than 100 million students have already returned to school
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Commuters make their way along a busy road in Beijing on May 12.

Commuters make their way along a busy road in Beijing on May 12.

Photographer: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

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Chinese citizens are gradually returning to normal life with more people dining out and more schools reopening, a trend that will boost demand for everything from meat to cooking oil in the world’s top consumer.