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China Shows the Payoff From Curbing the Virus: Eco Week Ahead

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People Return to Work in Shanghai's CBD After Golden Week Holiday
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s economy continues to recover from its contraction earlier this year, showing the economic benefits from swift control of the pandemic and a rapid resumption of manufacturing.

While Europe and the U.S. face renewed surges of Covid-19 infections, in China factories are capitalizing on a global rush for medical equipment and work-from-home technology. That trend was underlined in trade data released Saturday. Inflation and credit reports for October due this week should also signal stable underlying demand.