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Chinese shoppers push online retail to new heights and Alibaba also get lift as consumers opt for 'revenge spending'

Shopping malls in Shanghai and other Chinese cities have remained quiet since the country's coronavirus lockdown ended even as authorities have encouraged a return to normal activity.     © AFP/Jiji

SHANGHAI -- Homemaker Wu Ting rarely goes out these days to buy groceries in Shanghai's markets and malls.

During the city's nearly four-week coronavirus lockdown, she got used to ordering ingredients online for her family of three, something she had never tried before.

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