West Lake in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou on 20 November 2017. Photo: Simon Song

China assigns officials to 100 companies in nation’s cradle of private enterprises in charm offensive to bolster confidence

  • Alibaba, Dahua, Geely, Hikvision, Wahaha Group and dozens of the biggest private enterprises in Hangzhou will be assigned a government officer each
  • The officials, who will not exert any control or be involved in corporate matters, will act as bridges between the local authority and the enterprises, in a move designed to make it easier to do business
Topic |   China economy

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West Lake in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou on 20 November 2017. Photo: Simon Song
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Xie Yu

Xie Yu

Xie Yu joined the Post in 2015. She is the chief China finance reporter, covering the economy and development of financial markets.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.