Skip to comments.China choking off semiconductor supply with draconian lockdown that makes no sense based on their own data
Posted on 12/31/2021 11:26:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A drastic lockdown is shutting down semiconductor production in the Chinese city of Xian, where China acknowledges a mere total of 1,000 cases (not hospitalizations or deaths) during the current outbreak in a city with a population of 13 million. By comparison, New York City, with a population of 8 million, had 40,856 cases on December 30 and a 7-day average of 28,808 cases per day.
Xi'an rolled out city-wide testing and placed its 13 million residents under a strict lockdown last week, closing schools, public venues and transportation except essential services like supermarkets and hospitals. Residents were banned from leaving their homes except for urgent reasons such as medical emergencies. (snip)
"Can anyone save me?" a user asked. "I'm about to starve at home. There was no one taking my orders online ... Please help me. It's OK if it's expensive, I just want to have some groceries. I'm desperate."
Hazmat-suited patrols are on the deserted streets and are delivering emergency food supplies:
State broadcaster CCTV aired a story today showing building staff assembling free grocery deliveries for the residents of an apartment complex in Xi'an.
The deliveries included a box of 15 eggs, a 2.5kg bag of rice and some green vegetables.
Residents could also expect either some chicken or pork, it said.
YouTube screen grab.
YouTube screen grab.
CNN Business reports on the shutdown of semiconductor production in Xian and its global supply chain implications.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Two of the world’s biggest chipmakers are warning that Covid-19 outbreaks and stringent lockdowns in a major Chinese industrial hub are hampering their operations.
Samsung and Micron said this week that they’ve had to adjust operations in the northwestern city of Xi’an, which is experiencing one of China’s worst community outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities have responded by enacting sweeping measures with an intensity and on a scale rarely seen since Wuhan, the pandemic’s original epicenter.
Any slowdown in output from the city risks worsening the global chip shortage, an ongoing crisis that has limited the supply of everything from iPhones to new cars.
Samsung said Wednesday that it had to “temporarily adjust operations” in Xi’an. The South Korean giant added that protecting its workers in the city remains its “top priority,” and that it plans to take “all necessary measures, including leveraging our global manufacturing network, to ensure that our customers are not affected.”
Don’t think for one second they wouldn’t do this here if they could get away with it.
Since when do we place our trust in China’s “own data”?
The Chinese want to cripple the rest of the world’s economy, as their own implodes.
Typical CCP move - fix problem by making it worse
All government functionaries worldwide have gone insane.
I don’t want to say it’s aliens....
I think we’d all be better off at this point if the entire semiconductor industry collapsed.
That being said the chip shortage is killing my deliveries on my products. Lead times are through the roof.
I was just thinking the same thing.
Maybe they’re not lying about the WuFlu numbers, but they’re lying about which disease they’re quarantining for. Is there a biowar lab in Xian?
They did get away with it. Many blue states forced shut downs
No one stopped them
Bingo! The CHICOM house of cards is starting to unravel like Japan in 89 and they want to blame Western economies, not their own commie centrally planned bubbles.
The ChiComs don't care if their own people starve. It's how they reassert control. Every Communist country begins with a famine within a few years of their start, and has no problem causing new famine as needed.
Seems like this would be so simple to figure out.
Good. Nothing underlines the foolishness of depending on China more than when they prove you can’t depend on them.
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