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China Locks Down World’s Largest Wholesale Hub, South China Sea Port Due to New COVID-19 Outbreak
The Chinese communist regime has put the world largest wholesale hub, Yiwu city in east China, under semi lockdown due to a new outbreak of COVID-19. Meanwhile, "China's Hawaii" in ...
August 7, 2022
China Orders Manufacturers Into ‘Closed-Loop’ Production, More Partial Lockdowns in Megacities as COVID-19 Continues to Spread
Shenzhen authorities ordered manufacturers in the economic hub, including Apple suppliers, into a 7-day “closed-loop” production mode, as ...
July 29, 2022
US and China Compete to Intensify Ties With New South Korean Leadership
News Analysis The United States and China are seeking to strengthen their ties with South Korea's new conservative ...
May 20, 2022
South Korean Conglomerates Diversify Production Bases and Cut Reliance on China
New Analysis Faced with rising raw material costs and poor logistics, major South Korean firms have accelerated their ...
April 26, 2022
Experts Warn of China’s Near-Monopoly on Freight Container Production, Threatening Global Supply Chain
News Analysis A recent report from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) showed that China’s control of global ...
April 17, 2022
China’s Lockdown of Nearly 400 Million Set to Strike an Economic Blow
Factories have suspended production. Truckers are stuck on highways. Containers are piling up at ports. Shipping vessels have ...
April 16, 2022
China’s Zero-COVID Policy Could Be the World’s Top Risk Facing 2022, Experts say
New Analysis China’s zero-tolerance approach toward COVID-19 has resulted in continued city lockdowns, which exacerbated production and shipping ...
January 29, 2022
Philips Registers 10 Percent Comparable Sales Decline in Q4
Koninklijke Philips NV reported a fourth-quarter FY21 sales decline of 5.6 percent year-on-year to €4.9 billion ($5.56 billion). The ...
January 25, 2022
China Implements Partial Lockdown in World’s Third-Busiest Port City, Potentially Disrupting Global Supply Chain
China’s industrial city of Ningbo and home to the third-largest container port in the world, has been under ...
January 10, 2022
China Launches State-Owned Logistics Group in Bid to Strengthen Global Supply China Dominance: Expert
China is setting up a large and wholly controlled global logistics group. This new layout would help the ...
December 13, 2021
China’s 7-Week Quarantine for Seafarers Sparks Outcry
Once the most convenient country to perform crew changes for seafarers, China has now become the most cumbersome ...
November 29, 2021
South Korean Tech Companies Shift Investment to United States, Away From China
News Analysis Earlier this month, South Korea’s tech conglomerate SK Group announced plans to invest $52 billion in ...
November 19, 2021
UK Chancellor ‘Confident’ Shops Will Have ‘Good Amount of Christmas Presents’
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak assured Britons on Thursday that "a good amount of Christmas presents" will ...
October 14, 2021
China Controls Supply Chains of the World’s Critical Minerals
News Analysis Global supply chain interruptions are exacerbated by China’s lock on chemical processing. In 1987, former Chinese ...
October 9, 2021
China’s Large-Scale Power Cuts Create Further Chaos in Global Supply Chain
China’s power cuts and blackouts have affected more than 19 provinces, causing factories to shut down and disrupting ...
October 7, 2021
Global Supply Disruptions Could Still Get Worse, Central Bankers Warn
FRANKFURT—Supply constraints thwarting global economic growth could still get worse, keeping inflation elevated longer, even if the current ...
September 30, 2021
Australian Consumer Watchdog Begins Investigation Into Rising Shipping Costs
The Australian consumer watchdog has begun an investigation into Australia's rapid rise in shipping and container costs, which ...
September 13, 2021
Australian Retailers Warn Shoppers to Buy Christmas Gifts Now Amid Global Supply Issues
Australian retailers are warning Aussie shoppers to finalise their Christmas shopping now as the global supply chain experiences ...
August 23, 2021
Experts: Japan, India, Australia Plan New Global Supply Chain to Counter China
Japan, India, and Australia are planning a new global supply network and are working out an initiative called ...
September 8, 2020
For Want of a Washer, an Economy Was Lost
Commentary I learned today that a Bosch factory in northern Kentucky had to shut down an assembly line ...
March 4, 2020
Steven W. Mosher
Coronavirus to Begin Destroying Global Supply Chains Within Next 3 Weeks
News Analysis Chinese suppliers in coronavirus zones may declare “force majeure” to legally terminate export supply chain deliveries ...
January 31, 2020
Tesla Uses Company Guilty of Oil Price Manipulation, Bribery, and Corruption for EV Batteries
Boston Fed Chief Says ‘Higher Unemployment’ Needed to Tame Inflation
Mass Flight Cancellations in China Sparks Speculation on Political Turmoil
Western Countries Call for UN Rights Council Debate Over Atrocities in China’s Xinjiang
Biden’s Student Loan Cancellations Estimated to Cost Over $400 Billion: CBO
Mimi Nguyen Ly
7-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson to Retire From Full-Time Racing
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US Federal Court Refuses Request to Dig into Juror’s Cellphone
Former US Secretary of State Pompeo Exposes CCP’s Race-Based Lies About America
Australian Federal Police Investigates Optus Cyberattack as Stolen Data Put on Sale
Hurricane Ian Forces Mandatory Evacuation of 300,000 in Tampa Bay