China’s catering sector sees robust rebound


At noon outside Makai Restaurant in central Beijing, a long queue of eager customers could be seen almost every day over the past two weeks, as businesses continue to revive following China’s optimization of its COVID-19 response.

“At rush hours during the Spring Festival (from Jan. 21-27), diners needed to wait for a long time for tables to clear, while dining booths were fully booked well ahead of the Lantern Festival (on Feb. 5),” said Lyu Yongjie, manager of the restaurant.

China’s catering industry is seeing a strong rebound and the Spring Festival tourism market also boomed, following relaxation in the COVID-19 response and also thanks to a government rollout of a spate of measures aimed at spurring consumption.— Xinhua