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

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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