Blocked highways.

Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung.

The Chinese manufacturing engine that powers much of the world economy is struggling to restart after an extended Lunar New Year break, hindered by travel and quarantine restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus epidemic and still in place in many parts of the country.

Case in point: in the southern China manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a factory that makes vaporizers and other products had just half of its workforce of 40 last week and was struggling to function without key personnel.

“The quality inspectors, they’re all out,” said Renaud Anjoran, who runs the factory. “One is stuck in Hubei, the other is in an area with no transportation open..."

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China's Manufacturers And Logistics Businesses LIMP BACK To Work After New Year Break And Coronavirus Fears

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