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From EVs to seafood, China's lockdown derails industries

Pre-Olympic crackdown casts shadow over manufacturing and logistics

Seafood is displayed in a restaurant in Dalian. COVID restrictions have hit the seafood industry hard. (Photo by Ken Moriyasu)

DALIAN, China/GUANGZHOU -- China's rise in coronavirus cases has left businesses nationwide scrambling to cope with lockdowns and restrictions, resulting in production halts and shipment delays that could hamper the economy.

A lockdown has created logistical challenges for chip and electric vehicle producers in the central city of Xi'an, while more than 100 seafood processing plants were shut down in the northeastern city of Dalian.

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