Shutdown of World Largest Electronics Market

The world largest electronics market—the Huaqiangbei business district, which is located in Futian District—has also been closed off, bring trade for electronic parts to a halt.

Local authorities announced the market will be closed until Sept. 2. The market has thousands of booths selling microchips, phone parts, and other components to manufacturers.

The CCP’s extreme COVID-19 control measures—which have now put 6.70 million people in three Shenzhen districts under lockdown over 11 reported cases—have caused wide complaint.

A Shenzhen resident surnamed Yang told NTDTV on Aug. 30, “I can’t go out, I can’t buy vegetables. It’s been escalating. First, they say lockdown for three days. Then it was extended, and it will be extended again and again.”

Another Shenzhen resident, who did not give her name for safety reasons, told NTD, “In the past few years, everyone in Shenzhen hasn’t been able to make money. Either their salary has been reduced or they have been laid off. Many companies have closed down, and many children have not been attending school [because of the lockdowns]. I don’t even know what’s in Shenzhen now that’s worth staying for.”

Security guards stand at an entrance to Wanxia urban village, which has been closed as part of COVID-19 measures in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on Aug. 29, 2022. (David Kirton/Reuters)

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