German business charter flight arrives in Shanghai

Updated: June 8, 2020 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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A charter flight carrying German company executives and their families arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Thursday.

The flight from the European nation carrying over 200 passengers was organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in China.

It was the first business charter flight carrying foreigners that landed in Shanghai in more than two months, indicating the resumption of foreign-related commercial activities in China after the COVID-19 epidemic has eased.

The passengers underwent medical checks before departure and will undergo a 14-day quarantine after arriving in China, according to the chamber.

There are more than 5,200 German companies in China, with over one million employees including German nationals.

Pan Hua, chief representative of the Hamburg Liaison Office China, told Xinhua that bringing German employees to China on a charter flight can help maintain the stability of global supply chains.

Last week, the first business charter flight organized by the chamber arrived in north China's port city of Tianjin.

Editor: 刘婷