Businesses that wish to have ties with China now think twice, having to balance market access on one hand and popular blowback on the other.
Whether or not China will be able to make the transition to an advanced and innovative economy with the amount of counterproductive economic and social controls it maintains is yet to be seen.
China’s authoritarian policies have consequences and it seems like the chickens are starting to come home to roost. This should be another reason to double down on our confidence in the superiority of a free and open society, an objective that we can safely pursue to our own benefit.
China requires nuclear missile superiority because it wants to destroy democracy in Taiwan, wants to destroy the U.S.-led military alliance system in Asia, and wants to be the military hegemon on Earth by mid-century.
China uses a variety of techniques to repress Uyghurs who live abroad, including espionage, cyberattacks, threatening phone calls for Chinese government officials, physical attacks, rendition etc
Chinese “re-education camps” camps have been designed as part of Beijing’s bid to ensure that the Uyghur Muslims “unlearn” Islamic rituals, which the Chinese government interprets as the root of violent separatism in the country. There have been reports of local Uyghurs being forced to eat pork, which is forbidden according to Islamic theology.