The Chinese government is reportedly encouraging its people to stock up on daily necessities in an emergency.
The Chinese government told families to stock up on daily necessities in case of an emergency, after COVID-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rains that caused vegetable prices soaring raised concerns about supply shortages. .
The trade ministry directive last Monday sparked some concern on national social media that it may have been triggered by escalating tensions with Taiwan, while some said people were rushing to stock up on rice, cooking oil and salt.“As soon as this news came out, all the seniors around me went crazy with panic shopping at the grocery store,” wrote a Twitter-like user on Chinese Weibo.
Local media also recently published lists of recommended products to keep at home, including instant cookies and noodles, vitamins, radios and flashlights.
We have already seen it. When COVID broke out last year, stores in China and Hong Kong faced shortages in a number of products.
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