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President Xi Jinping in Wuhan peers down from a TV at a shopping center in Beijing as an incipient second wave of the coronavirus pandemic threatens to undo China's sacrifices.   © Reuters
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China's inaction for 3 days in January at root of pandemic

A second wave of the coronavirus is boomeranging back to the mainland

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Chinese students are returning home in droves from European countries, convinced that it is now safer to be in China to avoid the new coronavirus.

For municipalities such as Beijing, the arrivals pose a serious risk of a second wave of infections, as the students come back from virus-hit nations.

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