Nearly 42,000, or about 82.2 percent, of sizable manufacturing enterprises in Guangdong province, one of the economic powerhouses in the country, have resumed production after the coronavirus outbreak.
Guangdong was the top source of China’s exports by far in 2019, followed in order by Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai and Shandong, according to official data accessed through Wind Information.
All the 102 key manufacturing enterprises followed and served by the provincial industry and information technology department have resumed production, said Yang Pengfei, deputy director of the department, at a news conference on Saturday.
Among them, Huawei Technologies was manufacturing at more than 90 percent of its capacity, Gree Electric Appliances at nearly 80 percent and Midea Group at more than 70 percent.
Yang's department has also been working to help suppliers of key manufacturers resume production, including those of Huawei, Midea, ZTE Corp and GAC Group. With more enterprises and projects up and running, demand for surgical masks has expanded.