Category: Chinese Regime

China’s Electricity Crisis Worsens as More Factories Suspend Operations During a Lingering Heatwave

China’s power crisis has worsened as more factories shutter while an extreme heatwave spreads across southwestern China, according to a report from Nikkei Asia on Aug. 17. The municipal authorities in Chongqing ordered all factories, including foreign-owned factories, to suspend operations through Aug. 24, in order to conserve power as the heatwave causes a surge…


Raids on Chinese-Linked Drug Operations Put Spotlight on China’s Ambitions in US Marijuana Market

News Analysis China is closely watching the increasing debate on the federal decriminalization of marijuana in the United States and the rapid growth in its market as it provides an overarching business opportunity. However, experts say that unlike other international players in the U.S. marijuana market, the Chinese regime can bring in national security threats,…


UK Blocks Takeover of Tech Company Pulsic by Hong Kong-Based Firm Over Security Fears

The British government has blocked a proposed takeover of an electronic design company by a Hong Kong-based firm on national security grounds. In an order issued on Aug. 17, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng ruled that the acquisition of the Bristol-based Pulsic Limited by Super Orange HK Holding Limited should not proceed. Kwarteng said the decision…


Businessman Stuck in Hainan COVID-19 Lockdown Says Island’s Governance ‘Very Poor’

Mr. Lin and his family were hoping for a nice family holiday together but are now stuck in the Chinese regime’s lockdown in what has been a confronting trip. Travelling from Chengdu, a city in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province, Lin (a pseudonym) traveled to Hainan, China’s most southern province, for business, while his wife and his child chose to accompanied…


China Taking Part in Joint Military Exercises With Russia, Starting This Month

Chinese regime officials announced on Aug. 17 that the country’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in military exercises with Russian armed forces in Russia’s far east. The exercises are being led by Russia and include India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other countries, China’s defense ministry said in a statement. It added that its participation in the exercises…


China’s Trillion-Dollar Research Funds Mostly Spent on Travel and Leisure: Chinese State Media

Chinese authorities had high hopes for China’s chip industry, expecting to see a “semiconductor miracle,” which would then affirm the “advantage of China’s whole nation system,” as well as overcome technology sanctions imposed by the United States. However, eight years into establishment of China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, also known as the “Big Fund,”…


China Increasing Nuclear Arsenal, With ‘Largest Military Buildup in History’: US Indo-Pacific Commander

The U.S. Indo-Pacific commander has warned that China’s growing nuclear arsenal poses a threat to the region’s stability, with Beijing pursuing “the largest military buildup in history” since World War II. Adm. John Aquilino, the U.S. Indo-Pacific commander, made the remarks following China’s opposition to the AUKUS defense pact, which will arm Australia with nuclear-powered…


States Warn BlackRock to Stop Pushing Political Agenda

A growing coalition of state governments is pushing back against the world’s largest asset manager, saying it is putting its political agenda over the interests of clients and even U.S. national security. Last week, a group of 19 state attorneys general from Republican-leaning states sent a strongly worded letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink demanding…


150,000 Tourists Stranded in Hainan, Regime Represses Their Protests

The Chinese regime repressed protests in Hainan after 150,000 tourists were stranded on the island province under the COVID-19 “zero-tolerance” policy. Eventually, the regime reopened the airports on Aug. 15 and allowed some travelers to leave. The regime suspended all flight, train, and ferry services across the Qiongzhou Strait in the province on Aug. 6,…


China Using Numerous Monitoring Cameras and Big Data to Suppress Religious Groups and Rights Defenders, Files Show

Rural areas of China’s eastern coastal Shandong Province have installed hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras since 2013 as a part of its massive monitoring system, initiating a monitoring model which became known as the “Sharp Eyes Project.” The main targets of the system are Falun Gong adherents and rights defenders. Linyi City in Shandong…