Lockdown victims run out of food as regime worries about computer chips

Chinese Communist Party authorities apparently prioritized microchips over starving citizens this week, according to two state reports world times on Tuesday, which reveal that the Party ensured that semiconductor production continued unabated in Shanghai during its latest lockdown to contain the Chinese coronavirus while simultaneously failing to provide enough food for residents of the city of Changchun , in northeast China, during its own lockdown.

Local Communist Party officials in Shanghai have ordered some semiconductor factory workers to live in microchip foundries since mid-March, the world times revealed on March 29. The Party issued the extraordinary edict in a bid to allow semiconductor fabs to continue normal operations while complying with the city’s strict lockdown orders.

“Many chip companies in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang High-Tech Park operate under a closed procedure by having employees work and stay on the factory campus to ensure production,” the newspaper detailed on Tuesday.

“An employee of a local navigation chip company in Zhangjiang said that several engineers had been living at the company for about two weeks, in an effort to keep operations as normal as possible,” according to the report. world times.

News that Shanghai’s semiconductor factories were given priority status during the city’s latest lockdown came on the same day as the world times revealed in a separate article that local Communist Party officials in the city of Changchun in northeast China left their own citizens to go hungry during the latest coronavirus lockdown in Changchun.

“Authorities in Changchun, capital of northeastern China’s Jilin Province, have apologized to local residents for the shortage of vegetables, as the city’s two main wholesale vegetable markets have been temporarily closed. due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19. [Chinese coronavirus]“, said the newspaper.

“Due to COVID-19, two major wholesale food markets in Changchun have closed, resulting in food supply shortages,” Changchun Communist Party Deputy Secretary Liu Renyuan told reporters on March 29.

He said that problem was further aggravated by “a shortage of workers which has delayed deliveries to homes”.

“We are particularly anxious and angry about this, and express our deepest apologies to the public for the impact and inconvenience caused,” Liu said at a press conference.

The Jilin provincial government responded to Changchun’s failure at the municipal level over the weekend by agreeing to supply the city with 1,000 tons of vegetables in the coming days.

“Many cities in Jilin, such as Baishan and Ji’an, came to their rescue by delivering vegetable parcels to Changchun,” the official said. world times reported Tuesday. “A total of 210 tons of vegetable parcels were transported to Changchun from Baishan between Saturday and Monday. Ji’an also sent 30,000 vegetable parcels to the vegetable-short city on Monday.

The Shanghai government has ordered each half of the city of nearly 26 million people to lock down for five days in a row from March 28. The ongoing lockdown order is part of Shanghai’s efforts to carry out mass testing for the Chinese coronavirus on its population and to restrict movement. to prevent further transmission of the disease. The metropolis, which is both China’s financial center and the world’s busiest shipping container port, has been battling its latest outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus since early March. The Jilin government locked down the entire province, which borders both North Korea and Russia, earlier this month to contain an outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus.

Current epidemiological struggles in Shanghai and Jilin point to a nationwide resurgence of the Chinese coronavirus across China in recent months.

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