Supermarket shoppers are pictured in Beijing on November 2. China’s Ministry of Commerce told families to keep daily necessities in stock in case of emergency after Covid-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rain. Photo: EPA-EFE
Supermarket shoppers are pictured in Beijing on November 2. China’s Ministry of Commerce told families to keep daily necessities in stock in case of emergency after Covid-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rain. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan

Beijing quells rumours of looming Taiwan war stoked by fake PLA texts and misunderstood stockpile memo

  • Rumour mill started after the Ministry of Commerce urged families to stockpile essentials but state media says the public read too much into the statement
  • Chinese poem Elon Musk quoted on Twitter this week is same poem recited in 2000 by Jiang Zemin in reference to Taiwan

Supermarket shoppers are pictured in Beijing on November 2. China’s Ministry of Commerce told families to keep daily necessities in stock in case of emergency after Covid-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rain. Photo: EPA-EFE
Supermarket shoppers are pictured in Beijing on November 2. China’s Ministry of Commerce told families to keep daily necessities in stock in case of emergency after Covid-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rain. Photo: EPA-EFE
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