Automakers in China slowly reopen after virus shutdown

Automakers reopen factories despite anti-disease efforts that have shut down much of the world's second-largest economy.


World News

February 17, 2020 - 9:49 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market. 

Local officials have orders from the ruling Communist Party to get businesses functioning again while still enforcing anti-disease curbs that shut down much of the world’s second-largest economy.

“Local governments are putting their full weight behind helping businesses open,” the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Ker Gibbs, said in a statement.

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