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Sep 13, 2022 08:19 PM
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Tougher Covid Measures Drag Mid-Autumn Festival Spending

People enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in Fuzhou Liming Lake Park on Sept. 12. Photo: VCG
People enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in Fuzhou Liming Lake Park on Sept. 12. Photo: VCG

China’s tourism, box office and property sales all slumped during the Mid-Autumn Festival, as stricter Covid-19 containment measures and travel restrictions weighed on spending across the country.

People in China traditionally return to their hometowns and reunite with family during the three-day holiday, but the National Health Commission’s Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control last week called for them to stay put and avoid unnecessary trips.

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