What China can and can’t do

So the European Union imposed tariffs against Chinese solar panels. This is quite interesting, as it shows us what China can and can’t do, in the eyes of the European Union and its member states.

What China can do without any fear of reaction, response or reprisal:

  • Execute more people than the rest of the world put together, after mostly unfair trials.
  • Detain hundreds of thousands in prison camps without trial, especially for religious or political activism.
  • Hold the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison.
  • Use the courts not to dispense justice, but to punish critics.
  • Prevent lawyers from doing their job.
  • Censor the media and the internet.
  • Conduct cyberspionage on foreign governments, companies and media outlets.
  • Use forced evictions to grab land for development, often in connection with corruption.
  • Repress the Tibetan and other minority cultures.
  • Force people to have abortions and sterilizations in the pursuit of the one-child policy.
  • Deport refugees to North Korea.

What China can’t do:

  • Subsidize the production of solar panels.
"There was something we wanted to talk to you about. But we forgot what it was."

“There was something we wanted to talk to you about. But we forgot what it was. Well, can’t have been too important then.”

EU, you may want to rethink your priorities.


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to What China can and can’t do

  1. Good morning Andreas, my hair stands on end about all your information. Do you know “THE VAGRANTS” by Yiyun Li?
    Have a good day. Martina

  2. Kavita Joshi says:

    its sad that this nation is imposing so many things on its citizen..doesn’t look like freedom is the word well defined in it’s dictionary really

  3. Travel Thom says:

    China may continue on this path, and as the western countries nede chinas money to pay depths, we support their action…their colonization of Africa is also something to have a look at. Their tend to give locals job in building infrastructure, but locals will only watch as the Chinese take their jobs and exploit their countries, strange….china doesn’t understand democrasy, and they probably never will.

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