Men wearing face masks walk past a Gap store at a shopping area, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 7, 2020.
Jason Lee | Reuters
BEIJING — China’s capital city will hand out about $1.5 million in a limited trial of the central bank’s digital currency, the municipal government announced over the weekend.
In this trial, Beijing said it will select 50,000 from a pool of applicants to receive 200 yuan, or about $30 each, in the digital currency. Recipients…