A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters
A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters
China economy

China’s small businesses in ‘urgent need’ of support to protect jobs and boost domestic demand, State Council says

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises are the foundation of China’s economy, accounting for the vast majority of non-government jobs
  • Alleviating hardships facing SMEs is now higher on government’s agenda, largely due to risks they pose to social stability and the country’s future development

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A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters
A man sits at a meat-market stall in a partially closed shopping centre in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak last year. Photo: Reuters
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