China’s economy has been slowly recovering since the shutdown earlier in the year, but small businesses risk being left behind. Photo: AP
China’s economy has been slowly recovering since the shutdown earlier in the year, but small businesses risk being left behind. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: China’s pandemic lifeline for small firms draws lukewarm response from business owners

  • At the National People’s Congress in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang announced support for SMEs, including delayed loan repayments and more bank loans
  • Policies drew mixed responses from small business owners, some of whom are sceptical about whether they will work in practice

China’s economy has been slowly recovering since the shutdown earlier in the year, but small businesses risk being left behind. Photo: AP
China’s economy has been slowly recovering since the shutdown earlier in the year, but small businesses risk being left behind. Photo: AP
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