Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Coronavirus: inside China’s ‘Wild West’, where ‘mask machines are like cash printers’

  • The coronavirus has led to an unprecedented seller’s market for masks and medical supplies in China, redrawing the rules of engagement
  • An influx of new companies to the market has led to a dilution of quality and a host of bad actors, forcing China to change the rules

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Medical equipment crucial to containing the coronavirus is being sold and resold in China by unscrupulous middlemen looking to turn a profit, observers say. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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