A security guard checks employees body temperature and disinfects their hands at the entrance to a factory in Shenzhen. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: China’s small factories brace for ‘big hit’ as pandemic erodes overseas demand

  • China says 60 per cent of small firms back at work, but many report orders from Europe and US are drying up as virus spreads around the globe
  • Others fret that the outbreak may prompt multinational companies to reduce their reliance on Chinese-made products
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
A security guard checks employees body temperature and disinfects their hands at the entrance to a factory in Shenzhen. Photo: EPA-EFE
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