Despite being the first to fall prey to the Covid-19 pandemic, China has done well dealing with the scourge as it suppressed the contagion relatively swiftly. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was responsible for nearly all of the world’s economic growth as it grew 2.3% in 2020. But with global recovery underway, will China lose its “first in, first out” advantage? 

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