Chinese Citizens Protest For Supplies And Rations Amid Zero COVID Lockdowns.

People’s frustrations are boiling over a month after Shanghai was placed under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More than 20 million people in this massive city are without food, supplies, or freedom. Many Shanghai residents, frustrated by the “Zero-Covid Policy,” began banging pots and pans on their balconies and in open windows to protest the policy. Some members of the neighborhood broke past the barricade and rushed to the streets, demanding that basic requirements be delivered. Many communities demonstrated against the Zero-Covid Policy on April 28 by pounding pots and woks. This was a “concert” that Shanghai residents arranged through the internet to “smash pots and plead for supplies” in order to avoid censorship. “There is an uprising in Shanghai tonight,” several residents stated, demonstrating “Shanghai people’s perseverance.” Shanghai residents’ unhappiness has reached a crescendo now that the…

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China’s Zero COVID Policy Is Furthering Supply Chain Issues.

Financial analysts are concerned that lockdown measures imposed by Shenzhen and Shanghai, two of China’s largest cities and significant ports, could exacerbate global supply chains and inflationary pressures. From March 14 to 20, Shenzhen’s 17.5 million citizens were subjected to a citywide curfew. Shanghai officials placed a lockdown on the city’s 26 million plus citizens on March 28 with no notice, just a week after Shenzhen was reopened. Zhang Jinglun, a financial expert based in North America, said in an interview with The Epoch Times on March 30 that Shenzhen and Shanghai are both important port cities in China, and that their closures will inevitably disrupt local production and logistics, as well as worsen the global supply chain crisis. The pandemic shut down Shenzhen’s Yantian Port for about a month in June of last year, resulting in a backlog of…

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Phase Two Of Shanghai Lockdown Begins. 16 Million Citizens To Be Tested In The Coming Days.

According to China’s state-run media, Chinese officials plan to test 16 million inhabitants in western Shanghai in the following days, after the city began the second phase of its lockdown on April 1. Meanwhile, residents in eastern and southern Shanghai who hoped to resume regular life on April 1 following a four-day lockdown have been advised that they may be confined to their homes for much longer, signaling that the city’s COVID-19 outbreak is far from over. For over a month, China has been fighting the Omicron variant of the CCP virus, with Shanghai being one of the hardest-hit areas. On April 1, the city recorded 4,502 new illness cases, while the true figure could be far higher, as experts and several Chinese people have previously claimed that Chinese officials underreport infection statistics. Shanghai officials began implementing a two-stage lockdown…

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