CHINA'S LIABILITY?

But that is surely convenience and connivance.
Heaven is high and the Emperor far away. Beijing doesn't and can't know everything in a country so vast and with so many people.

That's why the central authorities (Imperial, Republican and Communist) put so much effort into finding out what's really going on when they find out something's going pear shaped - because otherwise they're reliant on local authorities.

It's also why the CCDI established their internet clipe-site, so that ordinary folk could bypass their local officials and report wrongdoing to Beijing. It's an internet-enabled upgrade to the traditional petition system.

It crashed repeatedly in the first week, due to the amount of traffic it received.
 
Heaven is high and the Emperor far away. Beijing doesn't and can't know everything in a country so vast and with so many people.

That's why the central authorities (Imperial, Republican and Communist) put so much effort into finding out what's really going on when they find out something's going pear shaped - because otherwise they're reliant on local authorities.

It's also why the CCDI established their internet clipe-site, so that ordinary folk could bypass their local officials and report wrongdoing to Beijing. It's an internet-enabled upgrade to the traditional petition system.

It crashed repeatedly in the first week, due to the amount of traffic it received.
Even more so for Putin who’s country is vaster an d that should be warning to the EU. But unfortunately there is precedent as imposed on the German people namely that who’s in charge carries the can and that peoples can be viewed as collaborators. But I did say there’s a fine line. NS did apply laws.
 
Well done PRC. :(

'After tens of trillions of dollars in government stimulus around the globe, the demand for goods has never been so high. As a result, China’s factories have been working overtime to produce all the consumer goods households around the world have purchased with their stimulus funds.

'In recent months the virulent Delta variant of Covid has been spreading throughout parts of southern China, impacting everything from dock workers to truck drivers.

'Put the two together and you have a freight traffic jam of truly epic proportions.

'As of June 10, more container loads of freight were already being impacted than the entirety of the Suez Canal blockage. With the Delta strain continuing to impact logistics and shipping, this backlog may continue to grow despite the best efforts of port officials and shipping companies.

'CEO of Vespucci Marine Lars Jensen said: “From port handling in Yantian (port in Southern China) alone, the sheer number of containers (not vessels) impacted now exceed the number of containers impacted in Suez.”

'In 2020 the port of Yantian handled the equivalent of 13.3 million 6m shipping containers, including a quarter of all Chinese trade with the US.

'Despite its immense size, the Pearl River delta is currently packed with enormous container ships waiting for up to two weeks for berths to open up to dock.

'According to shipping brokers, there are currently around 160,000 shipping containers waiting at Yantian alone to be loaded on the dozens of ships currently waiting at anchor.

'Maersk, the world’s largest maritime freight company, advised on Thursday that 64 of its vessels had already skipped scheduled port calls at Yantian and Shekou.

'As shipping and logistics companies look for alternative ports to bypass the Yantian traffic jam, such as Nansha and Hong Kong, there are risks the backlog could spread to refrigerated freight in these ports due to a limited number of slots for these types of containers.

'Meanwhile, global shipping costs continue to rocket higher as a result of unprecedented demand for both transport and shipping containers.

'Shipping costs from Shanghai to Rotterdam (one of the world’s busiest routes) have increased by over 500 per cent in the past year, to a record high of over $US10,000 ($A13,000) per 12m container.'


 
Technically, it's the virus control measures that are causing the backlog rather than the virus Delta strain itself.

'Administrative restrictions' don't make for such sexy headlines though.
 
Noticeably more cargo ships sitting around Hong Kong than there have been for a while
 
Taishan is about 80 miles away from you. Dongguan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou are also pretty close and pretty heavily populated.

Interesting to see Taishan is a Sino French project using a design developed in France with two French companies Framatome and EDF involved in the construction and operation of the reactors. One certainly hopes that there is nothing tofu-dreg about the project since concerns now being raised about rod damage in reactor 1.

France was also heavily involved in the setting up of the P4 Wuhan Institute of Virology despite misgivings by French diplomatic and security advisers, who argued that the indigenous reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a catastrophic leak, along with doubts that Paris could lose control of the project, and, suggestions that research could be used to create biowarfare weapons.
 
France was also heavily involved in the setting up of the P4 Wuhan Institute of Virology despite misgivings by French diplomatic and security advisers, who argued that the indigenous reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a catastrophic leak, along with doubts that Paris could lose control of the project, and, suggestions that research could be used to create biowarfare weapons.
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Taishan is about 80 miles away from you. Dongguan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou are also pretty close and pretty heavily populated.

Interesting to see Taishan is a Sino French project using a design developed in France with two French companies Framatome and EDF involved in the construction and operation of the reactors. One certainly hopes that there is nothing tofu-dreg about the project since concerns now being raised about rod damage in reactor 1.

France was also heavily involved in the setting up of the P4 Wuhan Institute of Virology despite misgivings by French diplomatic and security advisers, who argued that the indigenous reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a catastrophic leak, along with doubts that Paris could lose control of the project, and, suggestions that research could be used to create biowarfare weapons.
I was with someone on Wednesday ( and seeing again tomorrow) who is VERY well connected. At this point nothing at all to worry about
 
That must be a relief for you, although I’m quite that there were lots of people around Chernobyl who were also very well connected and equally assured that there was absolutely no need to worry.
 
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That must be a relief for you, although I’m quite that there were lost of people around Chernobyl who were also very well connected and equally assured that there was absolutely no need to worry.
Some if them capable of coming up with their own ideas, no doubt.

Still, it's only the Chinese who steal other people's IP isn't it?
 
They also create it in unprecedented numbers and are becoming a popular venue for tech patent enforcement.

Living in the past is poor preparation for the future, no matter how comfortable it may be.

As you wish.

As a parting gift, I'll leave you a copy this post by me on the subject:

Absolutely not: the reason that I quoted Huawei as an example is that I worked on a security contract for BT at Adastral Park a few years ago.

Put it like this, the BT/Huawei partnership was put under some strain, so much so that they were 'invited' to take up stand-alone premises within the estate.
 
Heaven is high and the Emperor far away. Beijing doesn't and can't know everything in a country so vast and with so many people.
And yet they know when any given Uighur took a dump this morning.
 
And yet they know when any given Uighur took a dump this morning.
If they did, the Uighur wouldn't have been able to cause them any problems, would they?

Yet the problem of terrorism-by-anyone's-definition from within the Uighur population has rumbled on for longer than Op Banner did.
 
That must be a relief for you, although I’m quite that there were lots of people around Chernobyl who were also very well connected and equally assured that there was absolutely no need to worry.
From the New Scientist, that famed CCP mouthpiece

 

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