China: Xi’an residents in lockdown trade for food amid shortage (BBC)

BBC: China: Xi’an residents in lockdown trade for food amid shortage. “Some residents under quarantine in the Chinese city of Xi’an have resorted to bartering supplies in recent days, as worries of food shortages continue. Posts on social media show residents swapping supplies and even tech gadgets in exchange for food. About 13 million have been confined to their homes since 23 December, and presently cannot leave to buy food.”

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