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Chinese factories are beginning to buzz again while rest of the world comes to a halt

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    Shahzaz ud din SENIOR MEMBER

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    Chinese factories are beginning to buzz again while rest of the world comes to a halt
    Employees are returning to work, production lines are starting to roll and even the original outbreak epicentre of Wuhan is ending its lockdown soon.
    TIAN YING and CHUNYING ZHANG 25 March, 2020 2:16 pm IST
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    China is loosening the criteria for factories to resume operations as it walks a tightrope between containing the coronavirus and preventing a slump in the world's second-largest economy | Representational Image | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg
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    Beijing/Shanghai: While much of the world’s output is grinding to a halt because of the coronavirus, China is slowly emerging from its shutdowns by restarting production at factories and resuming some flights.

    A recovery in the world’s second-largest economy provides some relief for global manufacturers in the months ahead as the outbreak continues to wreak havoc in Europe, U.S., India and Latin America.
    Employees are returning to work, production lines are starting to roll and even the original outbreak epicenter of Wuhan is ending its lockdown soon. Car sales in China probably hit a bottom last month and are set to gradually rebound as the spread of the virus slows and consumers return to shopping, an auto industry group said this month.

    “Real-time indicators show that China is re-starting its industrial complex,” analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein said in a note Tuesday. “Clearly the re-start is at an early stage, but things are gradually improving.”

    At the nation’s airline industry, whose slump last month decimated its massive aviation market to a size smaller than Portugal’s, carriers are slowly restoring flights. Scheduled capacity rose 2.4% last week from the previous seven days to 9.2 million seats, while all the other top 10 markets in the world continued to decline, according to flight-data analytics firm OAG Aviation Worldwide.

    Other signs include Chinese subway traffic increasing 21% last week, and online sales of large appliances rebounding in both volumes and average prices on a week-to-week basis, according to Bernstein.

    Much of China was closed for weeks starting in late January after the outbreak extended a Lunar New Year holiday break. Here’s where some manufacturers in China are now with their ramp-ups:
     
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    China Taiwan Singapore Japan and Korea Have Successfully Controlled Coronavirus And Life Is Back To Normal Inspite of Hiccups Pakistan Has Largely Controlled It's Spread

    But The Western Countries Are An Outright Mess
     
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    Like I’ve been saying, this is a changing of the guard moment in world history similar to the world after 1945.
     
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    The UK was one of the last countries to get the coronovirus and they are struggling big time, poor decision making. They should have shut the country right at the beginning and controlled this, now it's too late and they are trying to shut it down.