Near-empty shelves in a Beijing supermarket. Photo: Reuters
Near-empty shelves in a Beijing supermarket. Photo: Reuters

Chinese authorities vow to crack down on Covid price gougers and hoarders as fear of Beijing lockdown grows

  • The public security ministry made the pledge as the number of cases in the capital continues to grow
  • A recent announcement about mass testing in one district prompted a scramble among residents to stock up on supplies

Near-empty shelves in a Beijing supermarket. Photo: Reuters
Near-empty shelves in a Beijing supermarket. Photo: Reuters
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