China’s First-Quarter GDP Plunges on Coronavirus

BEIJING—China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first a few months of 2020 in contrast with a year previously, the first this sort of contraction because Beijing commenced reporting quarterly gross domestic merchandise in 1992.

The collapse foreshadows the agony envisioned in the U.S. and close to the earth as the coronavirus pandemic shuts borders, halts company exercise and cripples global offer chains.