Global Impact: China’s zero-Covid policy exit provides another test for its beleaguered economy

Political friction, restrictions in the technology sector and an economic slowdown tracking China’s tight coronavirus controls will vex American firms next year even as company executives aim to return and rekindle operations, a US trade group official said. “Many members say they will send executives once the country opens,” said Douglas Barry, communications and publications vice-president with the 265-member US-China Business Council in Washington.