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Tuesday, August 11 2020 - 13:47
Xinhua Silk Road: Changshu intensifies efforts to further optimize business environment
BEIJING, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

A charter plane sent by Changshu municipal government brought back 80 Japanese 
employees on August 8 to resume work.

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Located in the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta and as an important node 
where Yangtze River Economic Belt and the coastal economic development belt 
meet, Changshu of east China's Jiangsu Province is now home to more than 200 
Japanese-funded companies, with a total investment of 6.9 billion U.S dollars. 
Changshu has been stepping up efforts to further boost its business environment 
and better serve foreign-funded enterprises.

At present, Changshu sees total investment of more than 4 billion U.S. dollars 
by Japanese-funded enterprises in its high-tech zone with accumulated 
registered capital reaching 1.77 billion U.S. dollars. 

Knowing that Japanese employees in Changshu cannot return to work due to 
relevant epidemic prevention measures and expensive plane tickets, Changshu 
municipal government made extensive efforts to communicate with superior 
departments, and applied for the charter flight to take Japanese employees back.

In a bid to reduce the risks of the epidemic spreading and protect the safety 
of passengers, Japanese employees underwent temperature checks three times 
before departure and needed to undergo a 14-day quarantine after landing in 

The move not only builds an air channel to help enterprises resume work and 
production timely, but also reduces their financial burden thanks to cheaper 
tickets of charter flights. 

"In the process of epidemic prevention and control, I have seen the Chinese 
government's stringent control measures and advanced management level, and also 
felt the Changshu municipal government's strong support for market entities", 
said a Japanese employee with Sumitomo Rubber (China) Co., Ltd.

In the first six months of 2020, Changshu's GDP inched up 0.7% year on year to 
108.5 billion yuan amid signs of wider economic recovery from the coronavirus 
crisis, and its actual use of foreign capital amounted to 895 million U.S. 
dollars, a spike of 104.8% from that in the same period of last year.

Besides, Changshu witnessed 161 new key projects signed in the first half of 
2020 with a total investment of 55.28 billion yuan, as the city has ramped up 
support for project investment through cloud signing activities.

Among the contracted projects, seven projects had received foreign investment 
of more than 100 million U.S. dollars each. 

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Source: Xinhua Silk Road

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   Caption: Japanese staff arrive at Sunan Shuofang International Airport in 
Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, through a charter flight sent by Chuangshu 
municipal government on August 8.