China’s locked down residents face food shortages as the nation worries over computer chip shortages, according to new reports from Chinese publications.
“Local Communist Party officials in Shanghai have ordered some semiconductor factory workers to live inside microchip foundries since mid-March, the Global Times revealed on March 29,” Breitbart News reported.
“The Party issued the extraordinary edict in an effort to allow semiconductor fabrication plants to continue normal operations while also complying with the city’s strict lockdown orders,” it added.
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“Due to COVID-19, two major wholesale food markets in Changchun have shuttered, leading to a shortfall in food supply, said the city’s deputy Communist Party secretary, Liu Renyuan, a problem aggravated by a shortage of workers that has delayed deliveries to homes,” Reuters reported.
“To ease the dearth of sorting and delivery personnel, the provincial government of Jilin has organized about 1,000 tonnes of ‘vegetable bags’ to be delivered to Changchun each day,” the report added.
The human rights concerns continue to add to problems with China’s treatment of residents that led many nations to consider not participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
The most recent reports also show that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel widespread problems in China that most people in the U.S. do not realize.