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Shenzhen emerges from lockdown as China wavers on 'zero COVID'

Tech hub reopens despite lingering coronavirus cases

A woman takes a COVID-19 test at a residential compound under lockdown om Shenzhen on March 14. (cnsphoto via Reuters)

SHENZHEN -- The Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen ended its coronavirus lockdown Monday even as the industrial city of Changchun keeps factories closed, showing China's struggle to balance economic activity and its strict "zero-COVID" fight against the pandemic.

Shenzhen will "ensure the security and stability of industrial supply chains," a city official told reporters Sunday ahead of Monday's lifting of restrictions on movement.

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