Beijing Is Next Up For Tyrannical COVID-19 Lockdown.

Infections have been apparently identified in half of Beijing inhabitants, a likely indication to boost its Zero-COVID containment pace and lockdown like Shanghai. Local people are trying to gather food and supplies in fear of starving during the approaching lockdown. The epidemic situation in Beijing is “serious and complex,” staging “at a critical point,” said…

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China’s Zero COVID Policy Is Furthering Supply Chain Issues.

Financial analysts are concerned that lockdown measures imposed by Shenzhen and Shanghai, two of China’s largest cities and significant ports, could exacerbate global supply chains and inflationary pressures. From March 14 to 20, Shenzhen’s 17.5 million citizens were subjected to a citywide curfew. Shanghai officials placed a lockdown on the city’s 26 million plus citizens…

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Xi Jinping Incentivized World Leaders to Attend the Winter Olympics.

On February 4, the Winter Olympics opened in Beijing, with delegates from 23 countries in attendance. Five Central Asian state officials were among those who arrived after China pledged a $500 million donation. In an attempt to persuade the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to attend the Games, Beijing offered lucrative economic…

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