Production resumption on track in E China

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Added On February 24, 2020

 In Xiamen city, a coastal business hub in east China's Fujian province, lots of Japanese-funded enterprises have resumed operation amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

 
Take a look.
 
TDK Xiamen resumed its operation on Feb. 10.
 
The company said over half of the employees have returned to work.
 
Prevention and control measures have been taken to ensure the safety of workers, such as distributing masks, checking body temperatures and disinfecting work areas.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): HU DUANMIN, Vice general manager of administrative management, TDK Xiamen
"The local government is helping our workers return to work with chartered buses and flights. The government also provides us with prevention materials, such as masks and thermometers."
 
Hu is confident that the company will make up for the losses caused by the epidemic in the second quarter of this year by adjusting the production plan.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): HU DUANMIN, Vice general manager of administrative management, TDK Xiamen
"The government has released a slew of measures including tax cuts and financial support to help us survive this hard time. In February, we can save a cost of 1.4 million yuan (nearly 200,000 U.S. dollars), which offsets some of our expenses."
 
Yamaha Motor Solutions Company is another Japanese firm resuming business in Xiamen. So far, about 85 percent of its workforce has resumed work.
 
Apart from the necessary epidemic prevention and control measures in the workshops, the company also uses an online work platform to reduce business trips and conduct video conferences to avoid close contact among employees.
 
The company's general manager expressed appreciation for the government's sopportive policies in various fields.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): ZHAO FUJUN, General manager, Yamaha Motor Solutions Company Xiamen
"Many enterprises are experiencing difficulties. The government's policy of tax reduction is of great importance."
 
JTEKT Steering Systems (Xiamen) Company resumed business on Feb. 17.
 
About 87 percent of the employees have returned and the whole production lines are up and running.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): PENG DAOHONG, Vice general manager, JTEKT Steering Systems (XIAMEN)
"We hope to return to normal in May and June. For the whole year, we are optimistic. The influence of the epidemic is temporary. In the long term, we are confident in China's economy."