Geolocation data shows the same level of foot traffic now, as in late March 2020.
The Chinese city of Ruili, on the border with Myanmar, has had more lockdowns than almost any other place in China.
Hundreds of businesses rely on major commercial and arts gatherings for much of their annual income.
"It's really down to the person enforcing the rules," said one lawyer who was detained at a train station.
"There was a convenience shop owner nearby me who ate nothing but instant noodles for weeks," says Marketplace's Jennifer Pak.
Apple, among other companies, may be seeking manufacturing options in India and other emerging markets.
Peloton, Netflix and others have to predict how their customers will behave. But amid pandemic disruption, it's an uphill battle.
Shanghai's lockdown crippled supply chains and logistics. Materials and transport costs climbed, and there have been personal struggles too.
What happens when supply chains collapse and it's up to district governments, neighbors and friends to fill the gap?
Dozens of cities are under lockdown or COVID-19 restrictions, and that is affecting businesses across China.