News round up: China

US exporting Coal To China!

China’s import ban on Australian coal is proving a boon to U.S. producers but should Biden allow it? Isn’t it helping an enemy, spurning an ally, and above all fueling his imaginary Anthropomorphic Global Warming CO2 bullshit?

And the floods? They’re hitting China as hard as their failing supply chain. There was a warning from the State Department to small businesses with supply chains in Xinjiang who will now have to take extra precautions. This is because the State Department has issued an update to its Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. With many small businesses counting on China for their supplies, this advisory will impact their operations.

“Businesses with potential exposure in their supply chain to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) or to facilities outside Xinjiang that use labor or goods from Xinjiang should be aware of the reputational, economic, and legal risks of involvement with entities that engage in human rights abuses, including but not limited to forced labor in the manufacture of goods intended for domestic and international distribution.”

In addition, the ports in China are backed up.

  • Satellite images by Planet Labs show container congestion and lack of vessels at the Port of Yantian, the fourth-busiest container port in the world.
  • SEKO Logistics calculates 160,000 40-foot containers stacked up at the port.
  • An outbreak of Covid in the Guangdong province in southern China led officials to temporarily close the port.

The backlog of containers stacking up at the Port of Yantian, the world’s fourth-largest container port, could be seen from space as a Covid-19 outbreak in the south China city of Shenzen, where the port is located, delayed operations. And while, the logjam of containers and ships at the Port of Yantian in China has noticeably improved since COVID-related safety restrictions were lifted and terminals resumed full-scale operations, the cascading delays could impact the peak holiday shipping season because dockworkers have so much cargo to dig out from.

These delays at Yantian will likely hold up exports of electronic consumer goods, electrical machinery, household appliances, medical equipment, auto parts and furniture – and the all important Christmas items that would normally be shipped in August.

China flooding

Daily Reminder that they aren’t about “the science” & that we have to hide our posts about the global scourge.