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Will The New Year Bring Better Tidings For China?

China seeks to reverse soaring covid infections, a faltering economy, and population changes in the New Year.

China Celebrates Lunar New Year And Spring Festival. Workers wear Rabbit costumes as they ride in small toy tanks as they entertain locals on a cold and windy day at a local park during Chinese Lunar New Year and Spring Festival activities on January 24, 2023 in Beijing, China. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The shooting in Los Angeles that killed ten at the Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park, Los Angles, put the Chinese festival on Americans' radar. Otherwise, skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and deaths would have garnered more coverage than the country's biggest festival, often dubbed the largest annual migration of people from the cities to the suburbs and back.

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