2/4/2021 Financial News: US/AU’s Further Decoupling with Communist China, CCP Delayed Release of 2020 Population Data

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1.The CCP Delayed the Release of 2020 Population Data

Recently, Communist China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) held a press conference on the operation of the national economy. It’s noticed that In the past few years, in addition to the previous year’s GDP data, food production, employment data, residents ‘ income and other data, NBS also released the previous year’s birth population data. However, it was different this time and NBS did not publish data on the 2020 birth population.

According data that had already been published in some provinces such as Zhejiang, Shandong, Anhui and Guizhou, the number of births (or live births) in the above-mentioned regions for the whole of 2020 fell between 9% and 32.6% compared to the same period in 2019. It’s clear that Communist China has fallen into the low fertility trap.


2.Retail Sales in Hong Kong Fell 24.3% Last Year, the Biggest Drop in History!

Visitors to Hong Kong have been contributing 30% – 40% to the total value of retail sales in Hong Kong in the past years.

According to data released by the Statistics Department of the HKSAR Government on February 2, the total retail sales value in December last year was temporarily estimated at HK $ 31.4 billion, down 13.2% year-on-year and the total sales value for the year was HK $ 326.4 billion, down 24.3% year-on-year, the largest decline on record.

According to the 21st Century Economic Report, the reporter reviewed data show that as of December last year, the total sales value of Hong Kong’s retail industry has fallen for 23 consecutive months.

Opinion: The CCP not just destroyed their promise of “One country and two systems” and the Sino British Joint Declaration but also seriously violated Human Rights by arresting and killing thousands of HK people. How can you expect an once then prosperous HK to be back?


3.Communist China’s Chip Imports Climbed to Nearly US$380 Billion

As a result of the US’s ban, Huawei and other Communist China companies tried to stock chips which caused chips imports in 2020 climb to nearly US$380 billion, accounting for about 18% of total Communist China’s domestic imports.

According to Bloomberg’s analysis of official trade data, the CCP purchased nearly US$32 billion equipments from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and other places for chip production in 2020, an increase of 20% over 2019.


4.Maotai’s Market Capitalization Is Approaching 3 Trillion Yuan

On the Morning of February 4, Guizhou Maotai (600519.SH) opened at 2191 yuan per share and continuously to break through the 2200 and 2300 yuan per share level with the volume rose, until up to 2330 yuan/share. The total market capitalization once exceeded 2.9 trillion yuan, approaching 3 trillion yuan.

So far, Guizhou Maotai stock price has risen more than 15% in 2021, far outperform the three major indices.

Opinion: Share price fluctuations show the operation of the capital behind which also shows the power behind the capital flow. On one hand, Maotai (General Secretary Xi jinping’s family business) bounds to 3 trillion yuan. On the other hand, HNA Group (Vice-president Wang Qishan’s family business), once ranked 170th in the Fortune 500 enterprises, are facing bankruptcy and restructuring, which indicated the brutal political struggle between them.


5.Foreign Companies Withdrew on a Large Scale from Communist China’s Drug Business

On February 3, the fourth batch of drug quotation in Shanghai Longbai hotel officially opened the bid.

According to the insiders of the event, a variety of drugs bottom price once again set a new low record. Many foreign drug companies are out of the bid due to higher quotation price.

Opinion: Under the governance of the CCP, they have never independently developed any drugs at all. Instead, they all produce drugs that has passed the patent period and use low-price competition to squeeze out of multinational drug enterprises.


6.The Australian Government Smashed $ 10 Million to Challenge the Monopoly of the Chinese Tungsten Industry

Australia has made a big move to stake a claim in an industry that’s been dominated by China for years.

The Tasmanian Government has offered $10 million in funding to help a tungsten mine reopen on King Island in Bass Strait, around 80km northwest of the island state.


7.U.S. Takes Another Step to Break Communist China’s Stranglehold on Rare Earth Metals

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Australia mining giant Lynas $30.4 million on Monday to finance the construction of a rare earth metal processing plant in Hondo, Texas. The payout comes as the U.S. attempts to bolster its domestic supply of rare earth metals­, which are vital for making wind turbines, some consumer tech, and missiles. The world’s supply of rare earths is currently dominated by Communist China.

According to Lynas, the Australian company is the world’s second-largest producer of rare earths and the only major producer outside Communist China. Lynas operates an extraction facility in Australia and a refining plant in Malaysia.

Opinion: It indicates U.S. and Australian’s further efforts on decoupling from Communist China.


By 【Financial Team】

News Collection: Wendy 、文罡、Sharon、小蚂蚁在行动

Translation & Writer: 小蚂蚁在行动

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