China urges citizens to stock up before winter, prompts confusion and panic buying – Al Jazeera

Nov 4, 2021

The Chinese government has asked people to stockpile daily necessities after weeks of supply disruptions caused by COVID-19 outbreaks and extreme weather. But it’s also sparked confusion and panic buying.

Experts say China’s emergency food reserves and mechanisms are generally in good shape.

But while there isn’t a shortage in supply, price hikes and supply disruptions have been hurting those who can least afford it.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.

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