OREANDA-NEWSChinese authorities will actively support foreign companies amid the outbreak of pneumonia in the country caused by the 2019-nCoV virus. This was announced on Monday by the official representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China Gao Feng.

“The competitive advantages and attractiveness of our country for foreign capital have not changed”, he said at a briefing. “We are going to strengthen assistance to enterprises with foreign capital, involve competent departments and regions in this work, and help foreign companies take optimal countermeasures in response to the outbreak of coronavirus”. According to the representative, the Chinese side intends to assist foreign companies in solving problems in the field of investment, in the commercial and manufacturing sectors.

It was previously reported that the Chinese economy suffers significant losses due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The stock market of the country opened after the New Year holidays with an unprecedented fall. The Chinese authorities acknowledge the problem, but hope that the negative impact of the epidemic on the economy will be short-term.