What now with China 'open for business' again?

Carolyn Chan of Liontrust

Carolyn Chan of Liontrust

Asia was first into the coronavirus crisis, with China officially reporting cases in mid-January, but it is showing encouraging signs that it may be the first to emerge from it.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in China peaked during February and fell sharply in March. Abe or no Abe, Japan's corporate governance standards are here to stay China and other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore have managed the virus relatively well both in terms of containment and enabling businesses to continue to operate. This is in part due to their past experience with SARS in 2003, which led to swift testing and contact tracing, as well as behavioural and cultural acceptance of strong government control.  As the spread of coronavirus in...

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