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Coronavirus

China bolsters stimulus with annual congress delayed by outbreak

Policy vacuum looms over 2020 growth target and regional coffers

A car seat factory in Shanghai: China is eager to keep its economy humming despite the delay in its annual parliamentary session.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- With China postponing its nearly 3,000-member parliamentary session amid coronavirus fears, the central government is preparing additional stimulus measures to minimize the outbreak's economic blow and ensure that regional authorities can continue their response efforts.

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