Detained for dropping your pants on stage at a rock festival? China clearly doesn't get rock and roll.
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The world held its collective breath today as Nancy Pelosi left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It still wasn't clear if she was going to make her planned stop in Taiwan as she entered the air, so people around the world turned to flight tracking apps like Flightradar24 to watch as SPAR19 headed around the South China Sea and eventually turned North, heading around the Philippines and right for Taiwan.
I use Flightradar24 all the time, but couldn't get data to load this morning as so many people around the world watched our Speaker head East (and North) for democracy.
"You can't do whatever you want, unless you go to America. This is China."
Apparently "whatever you want" now includes basic freedom of movement and ordering of personal supplies and food. China's pursuit of COVID Zero is insane.
Can the Chinese government stretch its ridiculous COVID Zero policy to October? The sound of people banging on pots and pans in protest of true lockdowns doesn't bode well for that prospect.
A real impact from the Bitcoin energy narrative - a region in China scheduled shut down of existing mining operations and won't allow new ones because it's in trouble with Beijing over energy consumption.