Universal Studios Beijing cuts staff as China sticks to zero-Covid policy

BEIJING—When Universal Studios Beijing opened last September after two decades in the making, NBCUniversal and its Chinese joint venture partner hoped the magic of Harry Potter would bring profits and jobs.

China’s strict anti-Covid policies have instead cast a grim spell. A nearly two-month closure, visitor caps and reduced opening hours have erased some of the magic of Universal Beijing Resort, leading to losses and layoffs.


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