Some have shared videos on social media of them swapping cigarettes for cabbage, and a Nintendo Switch for instant noodles and steamed buns Some residents under quarantine in the Chinese city of Xi’an have resorted to bartering supplies in recent days, as worries of food shortages continue. Posts on social media show residents swapping supplies and even tech gadgets in exchange for food. About 13 million have been confined to their homes since 23 December, and presently cannot leave to buy food. In recent days many have taken to social media with numerous complaints. Authorities have been providing free food to households, but some have said their supplies are running low or that they had yet to receive aid. Videos and photos on social media site Weibo showed people exchanging cigarettes for cabbage, dishwashing liquid for apples, and sanitary pads for a small pile of vegetables. One […]