As a nation who aspires to replace US influence in East Asia, China has been attempting to divest herself from all US economic ties and become “independent.” Some of this she is not fully able to do, such as cutting her food supplies from the US or her trade agreements because in either case, the disruption caused would result in a revolution against the current government. However, she remains determined to realize this goal as much as she can.
According to the Wall Street Journal, China has now cut out US suppliers for components used in making cell phones, and has said that she will take responsibility for making them without the US.
American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei Technologies Co., but it may be too late: It is now building smartphones without U.S. chips.
Huawei’s latest phone, which it unveiled in September—the Mate 30 with a curved display and wide-angle cameras that competes with Apple Inc.’s iPhone 11—contained no U.S. parts, according to an analysis by UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, a Japanese technology lab that took the device apart to inspect its insides.
In May, the Trump administration banned U.S. shipments to Huawei as trade tensions with Beijing escalated. That move stopped companies like Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. from exporting chips to the company, though some shipments of parts resumed over the summer after companies determined they weren’t affected by the ban.
Meanwhile, Huawei has made significant strides in shedding its dependence on parts from U.S. companies. (At issue are chips from U.S.-based companies, not those necessarily made in America; many U.S. chip companies make their semiconductors abroad.)
Huawei long relied on suppliers like Qorvo Inc., the North Carolina maker of chips that are used to connect smartphones with cell towers, and Skyworks Solutions Inc., a Woburn, Mass.-based company that makes similar chips. It also used parts from Broadcom Inc., the San Jose-based maker of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips, and Cirrus Logic Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that makes chips for producing sound. (source)
This move, it would seem, puts China in a superior position as she is now able to be, like the US, a source to purchase from that is not tied to another rather than one who has to purchase. Some people have expressed concerns that this might indicate a “weakening” of the US position, and that she is losing her grip on power in that region.
However, what if one considers that the US planned for this all along, and does not have a problem with it?
China may be a major source of products destined for the US, but there are many other nations around the world that are also in competition with China. Her status as the world’s factory does not have to be permanent, as things in life can change quickly.
This move from China was already expected for a long time, as even the Japanese Nikkei last year reported that it would be coming in the future. In response to the phone manufacturing issues, Apple declared in June 2019 that she was “considering” a move towards southeast Asia, and confirmed this in October 2019 when she announced the opening of a new Iphone plant and began manufacturing phones in India.
India is an interesting place because one might consider her to be like how China was in the late 1970s or early 1980s in terms of her economic situation and world position. Many people in India are gravely poor, they are approximately the size of China as population is concerned, they have a similar kind of diversity like what China has (in spite of what many think, there is a tremendous amount of cultural and racial diversity within China as there is also within India), and they are a direct competitor with China in southern and eastern Asia for dominance, and southeast asia, the place where the two cultures historically mix and produced the subsequent peoples of that region, is their battleground.
Major corporations are for business, but they are also reflections of national policy because there is no major corporation that exists, especially in an empire such as the US, that does not have direct ties in some way to the government. This is not something unique, but exists in all societies, with the US happening to be more “liberal” minded in that private profit is more easily attainable than in nations such as China or Russia, where wealthy political oligarchs seldom allow people into their “club” and instead tend to rob productive people, be they good or bad, for their own benefit, and is one of the reasons why people who either manage to acquire great wealth or who fall out of favor with certain individuals in power tend to flee to the Anglosphere, France, Germany, Sweden, or even the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world.
The Indians want to become a world power, and with a population the size of China that they export around the world, the fourth most powerful military, and an economy in which there is a generous amount of room for development, the move by Apple to the Hindu subcontinent is a strategic military move by the US in preparation for a conflict with China. Make no mistake, this is greater than just about phones, but the cheap production of electronic parts that is away from Chinese influence and could place them into a conflict with a major competitor and rival in addition to the one she is likely going to have with the US.
India, which has seen a revival of Hindu nationalism through Hindutva ideology, a racist philosophy of darwinian supremacy that was directly inspired and assisted by the National Socialist movement of Germany during the 1930s, is seeking to make India into a powerful nation for the glory of her pagan, false dieties. She has greatly welcomed the US assistance to India’s technology sector, as India has admitted that she wants to become a major competitor in the production of microchips and semiconductors.
In the future, one should not be surprised if “Made in India” becomes more common than “Made in China,” for while China has been successful, prices of production have risen for them, and as the nation becomes more nationalistic, the US will just shift her operations to her neighbors, economically harming China and putting her into competition with them while the US continues to benefit from a cheap supply of goods.
However, there is a major downside to this, and that it for Indian Christians.
Shoebat.com has been warning about how the rise of Hindutva ideology is a direct threat to Christians, who could find themselves being severely persecuted by the nationalists if they are to get more power, and the chance of that happening becomes more probable with each election year. The Hindu nationalists are clear about their intentions, as they want to use a combination of super-technology, AI, and a national ID card called the “Aadhaar” to hunt down, isolate, and either force the conversion to Hinduism or put to death Christians.
We have been very adamant that Christians in India or those with family and friends in India should either leave now or begin making financial preparations to help those on the subcontinent. The closeness of the US relationship to India for geopolitical reasons makes this all the more a reason that Christians cannot expect help from the US.
The US talk about “religious freedom” and “human rights” is, like many countries with other phrases, a cover for them being able to justify their own intentions. The US may claim to want to help support Christians, but the fact is that the ties to India over the military-industrial complex and a war with China will be given more value than the lives of Christians. The US is not unique in this way, as the Chinese, Russians, Germans, British, French, and the Indians themselves equally hold guilt. However, this is just a reality that people need to accept in a sinful world as it has historical precedent and the access to information in the current time gives us an uncanny ability to look back at the past and learn from those lessons.
If India were to seriously begin persecuting Christians, unless it made the US look good or they could get a better deal for their military supplies, then nothing will be done except to attempt to deny and cover the state of the persecution, or possibly to blame it on Islamic terrorists and use this to further support for India when it really is Hindu nationalists who are doing the persecution. The truth would eventually come out, at which time there would be a statement about how “mistakes were made” and that it was due to a “failure of communication.”
This will not help the Christians of India, who will suffer and die while the world looks on because there is no political benefit to helping them. Like so many throughout history, they will be considered expendable pawns in a game of political chess.
There is about ten years until a major war happens. Noting this, Christians in the west can observe and prepare themselves as well as to help others, including those brethren in India who will be gravely persecuted and suffer and will likely have nobody to turn to for help save for the few clergy and Christians of good will.
History is preparing to repeat herself, and yet so few notice the small events taking place around the world that are warning of it.