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Tue Nov 2, 2021, 02:12 PM

China tells citizens to stockpile food as Covid controls are tightened

Source: Financial Times

China has warned families to store food and other essentials in case of emergencies, as officials drastically tighten restrictions to control a small Covid-19 outbreak.

Beijing’s already harsh “zero Covid” policies have grown even stricter as coronavirus cases climb in the country despite targeted lockdowns. Authorities reported 54 new locally transmitted cases on Monday.


Read more: https://www.ft.com/content/f3f0414f-97a2-4c5a-8a7d-da9e0e91d892



China is hitting a perfect storm this winter. Low on coal, covid reappearing and tensions with the West over Taiwan.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 04:03 PM

1. When they tell people who were travelling "DON'T BOTHER COMING BACK TO BEIJING", something's up.

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Tue Nov 2, 2021, 04:18 PM

2. It's a hot mess...the CCP's anti-Western prop is at stupid levels recently

Foreigners (primarily those of dark skin color) are commonly being barred from businesses under pretext of Covid precautions.

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Tue Nov 2, 2021, 04:27 PM

3. They also lost a LOT of produce during the storms

And are forecasting shortages this winter. And more shortages due to supply chain breakdowns. As one news outlet put it, "Spinach right now is more expensive than pork".

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 05:31 PM

4. I think I'll head to smart and final.

Dry Beans
Dry Rice
Hot sauce
and toilet paper seem appropriate.

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