Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Washington Dulles International Airport Credit: Joe Ravi, Creative Commons Matthew Margulies, a vice president of China operations for the U.S.-China Business Council, is currently facing the same quandary as many of the Americans that his organization is supposed to represent. He is stuck in the U.S., after waiting for months to board a flight back to Beijing, where his job is based. This month, after successfully securing a visa, Margulies was finally able to book a flight to China that departs in early July. But his itinerary is far from direct — he will connect through Washington, Frankfort, Helsinki, and Shanghai, before reaching Beijing. Though he is relieved, he doesn’t want to get his hopes up because the travel restrictions are constantly evolving. “My fingers are crossed,” Margulies said, “but I don’t want to jinx anything.” Margulies is not alone. Most American businesses with operations in China are grappling with the challenge of how to get employees who left China at the height of the Covid-19 epidemic earlier this yearSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.