by Peter Hasson
Chinese manufacturers of medical masks are cashing in on the coronavirus pandemic that started in their country.
Chinese manufacturers are seeing profits spike as global demand for masks and other medical equipment has reached a fever pitch.
Nearly a fifth of mask manufacturers in the country only jumped into the business after January, the Financial Times reported, citing official data.
“A mask machine is a real cash printer,” Shi Xinghui, a sales manager of an N95 mask manufacturer in China, told Agence France-Presse.