(Natural News) Under the guise of a supposed “zero COVID” policy, the Chinese Communist government has once again locked down the major port city of Shanghai at a time when the world’s supply chain crisis is at a peak, leading many to believe that Beijing seeks to collapse it for tactical advantage before invading Taiwan.
According to a piece published on the Quoth The Raven Substack page, the perpetual lockdown of the strategically important port to the point of starving citizens who live there and risking major unrest and destabilizing riots is likely purposeful.
“Growing lockdowns in China have me believing more and more that the country isn’t exactly crestfallen about the supply chain crisis it is creating for the rest of the world,” the writer says.
“Days ago, I wrote about suspicions I had about China’s latest round of Covid lockdowns. In that piece, I drew the conclusion that the country’s ‘Covid Zero’ plan is irrational and egregious, and that China’s lockdowns may have to do with something more than Covid,” the writer continued, laying out three potential scenarios for “overshooting the mark” with the enduring lockdowns:
- The CCP may be trying to usurp more power
- There may be something about Covid that China knows that the rest of the world still doesn’t know
- China is looking for an excuse to slow its production to put pressure on the Western world at a time when it is trying to separate further, economically, from the West
The writer then said No. 3 is the more likely scenario, noting that just days ago, China began expanding the mandatory lockdowns across a wider swath of the country. In addition, the column notes that China’s top oil and gas producer — remember, no business or industry in that country is without ties to the ChiCom government — has also made the decision to stop doing business with most Western nations but especially the U.S., Canada and Britain.
The manner in which the lockdowns are being implemented is also telling for the particular industries that are being affected, the writer noted, referencing a recent report.
“Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone, a central Chinese manufacturing area that includes Apple Inc supplier Foxconn, announced a 14-day lockdown on Friday to be adjusted according to the epidemic situation,” according to Reuters.
The central government in Beijing has also expanded control over much of northwest China, where residents in the city of Xian were ordered “to avoid unnecessary trips outside their residential compounds and encouraged companies to have employees work from home or live at their workplace.
Officials in the city of Suzhou also told residents that “all employees capable of working from home must do so, and residential compounds and company campuses should avoid unnecessary entry of people and vehicles,” according to the Reuters report.
Taken collectively, it’s obvious that China is increasing the intensity of lockdowns around the country — which is the same type of actions the government took during 2020 that created the supply chain crisis in the first place (remember stores running short of things like toilet paper for months?).
This is before much of the world has failed to fully recover from those initial shortages, which means the current supply chain crunch is only going to get worse, and yes, that’s very possible.
“Automakers globally are still mired in a semiconductor shortage, store shelves in the U.S. remain sparsely stocked, commodities and goods that would be normally available have multiple-month backlogs and prices have gone through the roof,” Quoth The Raven noted.
And nothing the Biden regime is doing will mitigate any of this. In fact, Biden’s policies are worsening shortages and driving up prices even further for everything ordinary Americans need — food, housing, transportation, gasoline, natural gas, electricity, clothing and more.
We can’t do much about China but we can uninstall a Democrat-controlled Congress in November and replace those members with lawmakers who will stop Biden’s madness cold.
We have to if we want to save our country from collapse.