The Beijing Winter Olympics will open on Feb. 4 next year. Lin Yi from Apollo News said the Chinese Communist Party wants to demonstrate that the country is not polluted, so they have ordered heavy industry companies to suspend operations from next year’s New Year until Mar. 8.
This policy will be heavily implemented in Tangshan, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Hebei, Jinan, Weihai, Weifang, Shandong; Taiyuan, Datong, Changzhi, Shanxi, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Henan, and more.
Companies are worried about it because the heavy industry is part of the manufacturing supply chain and the primary supply source for export. According to commentator Lin Yi, the longer the downtime, the worse for exports.
The Rhodium Group, a climate research group based in New York, reported that China accounts for 27% of global emissions. The United States, the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, accounts for 11%. China has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060 and peak emissions by 2030.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has “pushed” Chinese President Xi Jinping to accelerate the peak to 2025 in a phone call on Oct. 29. But the British Prime Minister noted Xi Jinping refused because China’s economy was too dependent on coal-fired power.