Central planners are at it again. In September, China ordered the country’s top state-owned energy companies to secure supplies for this winter at “all costs.” Now they’re telling households to stockpile food ahead of winter, sparking wild conspiracies among netizens about heightening tensions with Taiwan.
According to Bloomberg, the Ministry of Commerce told households Monday to stock up on food in case of emergencies after a resurgence of the virus pandemic, heavy rains that sparked vegetable prices to jump, and the onset of colder weather.
The commerce ministry directive is similar to the one released ahead of the holidays at the start of October, which told local governments to secure food supplies. The order comes as a coronavirus outbreak prompted fresh lockdowns.
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