China Recovery Set Back by Record Covid Outbreak as Lockdowns Spread

Widespread lockdowns imposed across China threaten to again create uncertainty in global supply chains and dim the prospects for world economic growth.

Beijing’s battle to contain the virus-including sharp restrictions on everyday life and commerce in cities from the major port city of Tianjin in the north to Guangzhou in the south-comes as economies elsewhere lose speed as central banks raise interest rates to beat back inflation.