Coronavirus: China’s export showroom Yiwu grinds to a near halt as global pandemic restrictions bite | SCMP

“China’s famed Yiwu International Trade Market, a barometer for the health of the nation’s exports, has been hammered by the economic fallout from Covid-19. Export orders have dried up amid sweeping containment measures in the US and Europe and restrictions on foreigners entering China have shut out international buyers.”

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China suspends entry by foreign nationals holding Chinese visas, residence permits | State Council of the People’s Republic of China

“China announced temporary suspension of entry by foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits on the night of March 26.
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0:00 am, March 28, 2020, said a statement jointly released by Chinese Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration.”

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