The northern port of Qinhuangdao in Hebei province is the latest Chinese commodities hub to get hit by virus-related lockdowns, as China’s top politicians discuss urgent stimulus measures to pump-prime the national economy.
The city has locked down its Haigang district, which includes the giant coal handling complex, although officials at the port claim it is operating normally.
Nearby Tangshan, China’s largest steel-producing city, has also been in lockdown for much of April.
On Tuesday, president Xi Jinping called for an “all-out” infrastructure splurge to promote growth, with his government meeting on Friday to discuss what measures ought to be taken.
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