Foremost, which is based in Nantong, a city 150km north of Shanghai in the eastern Jiangsu province, ahs yet to be able to return to full capacity. Photo: Foremost

Coronavirus hitting China’s manufacturing sector worse than Sars as Covid-19 slows production

  • Nantong-based Foremost have only managed to return to 80 per cent capacity with migrant workers struggling to return after the Lunar New Year holiday
  • The Chinese government has been keen for economic activities to resume after the outbreak, which has claimed over 1,300 lives and infected over 60,000 people
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Foremost, which is based in Nantong, a city 150km north of Shanghai in the eastern Jiangsu province, ahs yet to be able to return to full capacity. Photo: Foremost
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.