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China Invites Reporters to a Dairy Farm

BEIJING (AP) — China has invited reporters to visit a dairy factory and a power plant to show how companies are getting back to business after anti-virus measures shut down most of the world’s second-biggest economy. The ruling party is trying to restore public and business confidence and avert a deeper economic downturn and politically risky job losses. The effort to get the economy back on track comes as anxiety is mounting that the spread of the new virus overseas might derail global trade, industry and economic growth. Forecasters expect the economy to slow in the current quarter, though though officials insist the ruling Communist Party’s annual growth targets can still be attained.


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