" Look around you, there's no one here!!!
Xhang, who is selling exclusive tea making facilities, in stylish jars with a traditional chinese motif, looking out over an empty commercial street. It is one of the streets in the streets in the Hohai lake in Beijing, which tend to be packed with people. Here, tourists are avsläppta of the rickshaw-drivers who have been driving them around, among the low grey stone house, is a classic of Beijing, china, and tourists from other provinces in the country, would like to see.
But for now, it is deserted. Security guards stand at each entrance to the area, and only those who can prove they live there or are experts in the power of persuasion comes into play, after having been controlled for, they do not have a fever. Importantly, in order to prevent the further spread of the virus.< Xhang, who owns a tea shop in a turisttätt the area is not safe, if the business is going to survive the fall of the new coronavirus does. Photo credit: Marianne Edwards
since 23 January, when the chinese nyårsledigheten started. The idea was to re-open after a couple of weeks. But the new coronavirus, and put the whole of China is in the sleep mode. More than 50 million people all told, and the rest of China, imposed a series of strict measures to curb the spread.
the visit to Xhang, or any employee of the store, two times a week in order to feed the fish, and the birds were singing blithely among the tea varieties.
Xhang sighed. Designed some serious cool to have an attractive position, and he has to pay nearly one million yuan to 1.3 million a year in rent.
" Right now, it's hard, I don't know when we can reopen, I don't even know if we will be in a position to be able to survive. It all depends on where the virus has calmed down and people are walking out of this room.
Once the virus is under control, he hopes that people are hungry to go out there and hang out again.
"People can't just sit around, they need to get together," he said förhoppningsfullt.
it is shared by tens of millions of small-and medium-sized enterprises in China. There are those who will take the biggest hit when the economy is in the sleep mode due to the virus. Book shops, barber shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, gyms, and cafes all have been forced to close. Whether because of strict orders from the authorities, or because they simply don't think there is any need to be in when people don't go out.
Slide 1 of 2 a large number of shops and restaurants are still closed in Beijing, despite the fact that the number of new infections in China has slowed down considerably. Photo credit: Marianne Edwards, Slide 2 of 2 Many of the great restaurants selling food outside of the building. Photo credit: Marianne Björklund, Slide show,
And, unlike the large firms is difficult for them to make up for the loss. Plants that can press on the gas, and retrieve the output. Large companies have the resources to charter buses for the convenience of migrant workers to return to work.
It may not be small businesses. None-the-less, they play, they have a very important role in China's economy. It is in the small-and medium-sized companies, of which around 80 per cent of its population is working. These companies also account for more than half of China's GDP.
If they take a hit, wavering, thus, also to the whole of the chinese economy. Indications of the negative effects are already visible. Last weekend, for example, the statistics show that the purchasing managers ' index for the manufacturing and the services industry fell to a record low in February.
the job cuts in the tracks. Peking university, in a study concluded that half of all small businesses are going to be out of cash in three months ' time. In a study done by the jobbsökarsajten Recruitment in the middle of February, showed that one-third of the 8,000 who responded, were marked by layoffs, and 46 per cent, testified to the fact that wages and salaries have been frozen.
Slide 1 of 2 , the Streets are usually packed with tourists, empty in the new coronavirusets of the tracks. Photo credit: Marianne Edwards, Slide 2 of 2 , the Streets are usually packed with tourists, empty in the new coronavirusets of the tracks. Photo credit: Marianne Edwards Slide
this is a simple thing for the regime in Beijing, that is, in order to combat the economic disaster, has been given a number of promises made to small-and medium-sized enterprises. This involves, for example, that they should be allowed to shoot on the payment of social security contributions. Moreover, landlords should be encouraged to grant a deferral of the rent and the banks to give loans with a low interest rate. At the same time, China's central bank has released the funds of 500 billion yuan is earmarked for small-and medium-sized enterprises.
it's not like Li has been noticed. She sells drinks, snacks and cigarettes from a hole in the wall. Outside of the small shop, usually on the hordes of tourists passing by. When I am with her, she has been open for five hours and sold for 30 yuan, to more than $ 40.
" If everything had been normal, I probably sold 100 to 200 yuan. The virus is a very big loss for me.
Li-and many other small businesses, it is a new coronavirus, a steep financial setback. Photo credit: Marianne Edwards
the Restaurants right next to her is closed and gone.
" But I'm open. The one I get is better than nothing. However, this is a very very difficult time for us as a small business. We all lose a lot of money, and we get no support.
in choosing to sell to a small selection of food, to the outside of the building, in so called. I was talking to a couple outside a popular hot-pot restaurant, a type of fondue. It has been closed since the 25th of January. Now, they've put out a few tables where they sell vegetarian meatballs, fresh sesambröd, and seaweed, among other things.
"We will sell only ten per cent of the ordinary right now," says a man who doesn't want to tell me his name.
The top floor is a restaurant with a cuisine from the region of the Yunnan province sits six people with their computers and mobile devices. They spend their days chatting on social media and watch a movie. The restaurant is not allowed to be opened by the local authorities, " says Wang. None of them receive any salary.
"But we can come here and eat the free food, and we don't have to pay for it," says Wang.
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