China-Coronavirus/Mask Production

Chinese textile manufacturers transition to mask production amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • English

Shotlist


Zhejiang Province, east China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of workers making, processing face masks
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Ying, Party secretary, EP Yaying Fashion Group (ending with shot 3):
"We've been trying to use the experience from our clothing production line and managed to find new ways to adapt. Now we have more than 150 sewing workers producing masks."
3. Various of workers processing face masks
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Li Jianhua, CEO, Wensli Group Co., Ltd. (ending with shot 5):
"The hardest part is to integrate the resources, such as the material and manpower, to make sure the masks we produce meet the national standards."

Liuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of workers processing face masks
6. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zhou Xing, marketing director, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (starting with shot 5/ending with shot 7):
"We were on such a tight schedule and the equipment and the materials are limited. In just three days, we got the license to produce masks."
7. Various of face masks production line, workers

Storyline


Chinese manufacturers mostly in the textile industry are joining the global fight against COVID-19 by transitioning to mask production as the demand for face masks is soaring globally due to the pandemic.

Fashion lines and car makers have suspended parts of their business and have temporarily transformed themselves into makeshift mask manufacturers.

In east China's Zhejiang Province, more than 100 enterprises volunteered to help produce non-surgical masks. EP Yaying Fashion Group, a fashion company, was among the few selected.

"We've been trying to use the experience from our clothing production line and managed to find new ways to adapt. Now we have more than 150 sewing workers producing masks," said Qiu Ying, Party secretary of the company.

But the transformation has not been easy, especially under a ticking clock.

"The hardest part is to integrate the resources, such as the material and manpower, to make sure the masks we produce meet the national standards," said Li Jianhua, CEO of Wensli Group, a textiles company.

Three days was all SGMW had to transform itself from a car maker to a mask manufacturer. The company based in south China mobilized 11 production lines to produce disposable surgical masks and has been producing 2 million pieces per day.

"We were on such a tight schedule and the equipment and the materials are limited. In just three days, we got the license to produce masks," said Zhou Xing, the marketing director.

SGMW said their own "Wuling Masks" are not for sale, but are being given away. Part of the finished products will be donated to the local government for distribution and another part will be sent to frontline medical workers.

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  • ID : 8139660
  • Published : 2020-04-07 06:12
  • Last Modified : 2020-04-07 06:17:33
  • Location : Zhejiang; Guangxi,China
  • Category : health
  • Duration : 2'10
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2

China-Coronavirus/Mask Production

Chinese textile manufacturers transition to mask production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dateline : Recent

Location : Zhejiang; Guangxi,China

Duration : 2'10

  • English


Zhejiang Province, east China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of workers making, processing face masks
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Ying, Party secretary, EP Yaying Fashion Group (ending with shot 3):
"We've been trying to use the experience from our clothing production line and managed to find new ways to adapt. Now we have more than 150 sewing workers producing masks."
3. Various of workers processing face masks
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Li Jianhua, CEO, Wensli Group Co., Ltd. (ending with shot 5):
"The hardest part is to integrate the resources, such as the material and manpower, to make sure the masks we produce meet the national standards."

Liuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of workers processing face masks
6. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zhou Xing, marketing director, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (starting with shot 5/ending with shot 7):
"We were on such a tight schedule and the equipment and the materials are limited. In just three days, we got the license to produce masks."
7. Various of face masks production line, workers


Chinese manufacturers mostly in the textile industry are joining the global fight against COVID-19 by transitioning to mask production as the demand for face masks is soaring globally due to the pandemic.

Fashion lines and car makers have suspended parts of their business and have temporarily transformed themselves into makeshift mask manufacturers.

In east China's Zhejiang Province, more than 100 enterprises volunteered to help produce non-surgical masks. EP Yaying Fashion Group, a fashion company, was among the few selected.

"We've been trying to use the experience from our clothing production line and managed to find new ways to adapt. Now we have more than 150 sewing workers producing masks," said Qiu Ying, Party secretary of the company.

But the transformation has not been easy, especially under a ticking clock.

"The hardest part is to integrate the resources, such as the material and manpower, to make sure the masks we produce meet the national standards," said Li Jianhua, CEO of Wensli Group, a textiles company.

Three days was all SGMW had to transform itself from a car maker to a mask manufacturer. The company based in south China mobilized 11 production lines to produce disposable surgical masks and has been producing 2 million pieces per day.

"We were on such a tight schedule and the equipment and the materials are limited. In just three days, we got the license to produce masks," said Zhou Xing, the marketing director.

SGMW said their own "Wuling Masks" are not for sale, but are being given away. Part of the finished products will be donated to the local government for distribution and another part will be sent to frontline medical workers.

ID : 8139660

Published : 2020-04-07 06:12

Last Modified : 2020-04-07 06:17:33

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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