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Dec 07, 2021 08:12 PM
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U.K Businesses in China Say in a Covid World, Staffing Is Their Most Pressing Concern

Border police conduct an epidemic prevention inspection at a foreign-funded shipbuilding enterprise in Yantai, Shandong province, on Feb. 26. Photo: VCG
Border police conduct an epidemic prevention inspection at a foreign-funded shipbuilding enterprise in Yantai, Shandong province, on Feb. 26. Photo: VCG

U.K. businesses in China have yet to fully recover from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, as hiring and retaining foreign employees has become their most pressing concern, despite an uptick in optimism, a survey published Tuesday suggests.

The survey, conducted by the British Chamber of Commerce in China, reflects the perceived costs of China’s “zero-tolerance” Covid-19 strategy on foreign companies as they continue to operate in the world’s second-largest economy.

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