Foreign businesses demand China’s 'zero-Covid' retreat

Wuttke and the Europeans received cover from Washington, DC-based US-China Business Council on Tuesday when it expressed concerns about China’s Covid strategy. “The stresses created by the shutdowns in Shanghai and adjoining regions are significant. Company operations, supply chains, and staffing capabilities are significantly impaired, which is compounded by coordination challenges with local governments,” DOUGLAS BARRY, USCBC vice president of communications, said in a statement. “There are also concerns about worker safety if they do test positive for COVID and are sent to an undisclosed quarantine facility without clear guidance on when or how they can leave.”