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The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Leave Global Tourism and Trade Ailing

Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 30, 2020 | 11:00 GMT
Cleaners wearing protective masks clean the gate in the arrival hall at a Hong Kong rail station on Jan. 29, 2020.

Cleaners wearing protective masks clean the gate in the arrival hall at a Hong Kong rail station on Jan. 29, 2020. The impact of the new coronavirus on trade and tourism around the world could be enormous.

(ANTHONY KWAN/Getty Images)

The effects of the new coronavirus are not just limited to public health. Any dip in Chinese economic growth and outbound tourism will have ripple effects in countries that rely on trade with China. The existing global economic slowdown prior to the outbreak has already done a number on the...

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