Morning Jolt: Authoritarian Regimes Are Not Your Friend

We start the week with one big deep dive into just how many defective pieces of medical equipment have been shipped to desperate countries by Chinese manufacturers.

How China Scammed the World with More Than Ten Million Defective Tests, Masks, and Gear

You have probably heard about reports of various countries ordering medical equipment from China, only to find upon delivery that the equipment is defective, poorly made, and unusable. What you probably don't know is just how massive the scale of these botched orders is.

Even by the Chinese government's own numbers, they're producing jaw-dropping quantities of medical equipment that aren't up to the right standards: "As of last Friday, China’s market regulators had inspected nearly 16 million businesses and seized more than 89 million masks and 418,000 pieces of protective gear, said Ms Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Market Regulation, at a press briefing."

And that's just the stuff they're catching before ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 27 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 27 2020
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Authoritarian Regimes Are Not Your Friend

We start the week with one big deep dive into just how many defective pieces of medical equipment have been shipped to desperate countries by Chinese manufacturers.

How China Scammed the World with More Than Ten Million Defective Tests, Masks, and Gear

You have probably heard about reports of various countries ordering medical equipment from China, only to find upon delivery that the equipment is defective, poorly made, and unusable. What you probably don't know is just how massive the scale of these botched orders is.

Even by the Chinese government's own numbers, they're producing jaw-dropping quantities of medical equipment that aren't up to the right standards: "As of last Friday, China’s market regulators had inspected nearly 16 million businesses and seized more than 89 million masks and 418,000 pieces of protective gear, said Ms Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Market Regulation, at a press briefing."

And that's just the stuff they're catching before ...   READ MORE

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