Shanghai will open “green channels” for the semiconductor, biotech, and auto industries, in an effort to simplify administrative procedures during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, as announced by the local government at a press conference on Wednesday. For key semiconductor companies, the government will temporarily cancel sample tests of photoresists, which will speed up import procedures. Shanghai also plans to accelerate import and export procedures for whitelisted auto manufacturers like Tesla and FAW Group. [Economic View]