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China's tourism sector faces rocky restart as country reopens

Hotels and inns decreased by half during pandemic

Surfers in China's Hainan province, a major tourist destination.   © Reuters

JINZHONG, China -- With China set to celebrate the Lunar New Year without travel restrictions for the first time in four years, some in its tourism sector are hopeful that demand will rebound, while others remain cautious.

Take the Ancient City of Pingyao, a well-preserved walled city in northern China's Shanxi Province.

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