Lockdowns proliferate across China

Lockdowns are sweeping across major metropolises in China, sparking renewed concern about manufacturing output from the world’s second largest economy.

Chengdu, the sixth-largest city in the People’s Republic with a population of 21.5m, entered full lockdown yesterday. The city, located in the western province of Sichuan, boasts factories from the likes of Toyota, Intel and Foxconn among many others. The lockdown is the largest seen in China since Shanghai emerged from a two-month lockdown in June.

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