(Mar 27): Restore, Repair, Revive, Resuscitate or Remodel? These 5Rs define business investment decisions and are a precondition for the big R — Recovery. Examination of China’s economic and business response provides clues to how local businesses may survive, and to which businesses are better investments at current selldown prices.

Remodel is a major driver. The Chinese e-commerce site Taobao added 1 million new merchants during the China lockdown. They and other e-commerce platforms not surprisingly experienced more than 10% growth during this period. Ali-Health had a 7,000% growth rate so it is clear business will need to Remodel to embrace e-commerce and social media links in ways that are integral to their business model.

China’s new plans for infrastructure development reflect this and is focused on 5G networks, AI, industrial Internet, inter-city transit systems, vehicle charging stations and data centres.

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