Caixin
Dec 08, 2022 08:28 PM
BUSINESS

British Businesses Prepare for Rising Covid Infections as China Scales Back Controls

Hiring foreign staff was British firms' top challenge in China this year, especially for small and midsize businesses, amid the uncertainty stemming from cross-border travel restrictions that remain in place. Photo: VCG
Hiring foreign staff was British firms' top challenge in China this year, especially for small and midsize businesses, amid the uncertainty stemming from cross-border travel restrictions that remain in place. Photo: VCG

British businesses are girding for new disruptions caused by an expected surge in coronavirus infections after an overhaul of China’s “zero-Covid” policy, British Chamber of Commerce Chairman Julian MacCormac said Thursday at the launch of the group’s fifth annual sentiment survey.

It comes a day after China announced a new 10-point plan to ease virus restrictions including lifting testing requirements for domestic travelers and allowing those who fall sick to quarantine at home in most circumstances, rather than in centralized facilities.

You've accessed an article available only to subscribers
VIEW OPTIONS
Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code
NEWSLETTERS
Get our CX Daily, weekly Must-Read and China Green Bulletin newsletters delivered free to your inbox, bringing you China's top headlines.

We ‘ve added you to our subscriber list.

Manage subscription
PODCAST