A contraction of 13.5% in January-February. Never the national Bureau of statistics of the people’s Republic of China had granted such a plea, torn from the general surprise, the 16 march, as the reality of the recession due to the coronavirus would be impossible to hide. For the communist regime, this is the largest quarterly decline in industrial production ever reported for seventy years ! Far ahead of the crisis – yet spectacular – the “great leap forward” and the ” cultural revolution “. A dip that gives the measure of the sacrifice made for vai…