Cramer makes a big change and now likes two other Chinese stocks in addition to Alibaba

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CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday that Alibaba isn't the only Chinese company that investors should consider, pointing to the strength of the consumer in the world's second-largest economy.

The comment marked a change in thinking from the "Mad Money" host, who has long maintained that e-commerce giant Alibaba was the only Chinese stock he felt comfortable recommending.

China has Covid-19 under control and "they have got a very strong economy," Cramer said in explaining his reasons for the shift.

The coronavirus originated in China late last year. However, the communist government took quick extraordinary steps to mitigate the outbreak, including aggressive, long-lasting lockdowns, thousands of health checkpoints and mass testing.

Many Western countries, including the U.S., did not act as rigorously or as quickly, leading to a pandemic that is surging again as the weather turns cold.