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China Virus Epicenter Hubei Lags as Regional Growth Picks Up

  • Hubei is one of few regions to post 9-month GDP contraction
  • China’s economic recovery gained momentum in third quarter
Hubei’s economy has a long way to go to reach full-year growth.

Hubei’s economy has a long way to go to reach full-year growth.

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Most Chinese provincial economies regained the ground they lost in the first half of the year, with the notable exception of Hubei, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in its capital Wuhan.