China’s consumption to recover rapidly in 2021 – commerce minister

People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk along Yandaixiejie alley
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk past shops along Yandaixiejie alley, in Beijing, China January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

March 8, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce minister said on Monday that consumption would recover rapidly this year as the economy rebounds further and the COVID-19 epidemic is brought under control.

Wang Wentao made the comments on the sidelines of the annual meeting of parliament.

(Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Kevin Liffey)