Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1421-W1024



Release Date: October 11, 2021


Topic: Is It Lack of Electricity or Lack of Mind? -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:是缺电还是缺心眼? -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)


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Is It Lack of Electricity or Lack of Mind?

-- Wei Jingsheng



People's most friendly evaluation of Xi Jinping's management of the economy is that of children playing house, doing things when he thought of them.The most recent one was that in an effort to alleviate the bad reviews of international public opinion, he suddenly came up with a whim to make carbon neutrality.While refusing to import high-quality coal from Australia for political retaliation, Xi followed the trend of carbon neutrality and forced China's domestic coal mines to reduce production.The result is the recent power shortage which forced limited use of electricity.This not only affected the Chinese people's electricity consumption, but also caused industrial shutdowns.The power supply for factories in major coastal provinces was shut down for five days per week, which severely hindered the industrial production.


Speaking of children playing house, it means that children donít know that the world is hard and play with the expectation of the best result of their imagination.Itís not a problem for children to play, but serious matters happen if adults play like this.Xi Jinping is very good while infighting for power, and it is inevitable that he is mentally handicapped in other aspects.If you donít know or understand, you can rely on the people who do understand.This is how many leaders in the world manage their countries and they manage it well.After all, no one is a generalist for everything.


But when Xi Jinping became the leader, he gradually became self-inflated to the degree that he really thought he knows everything, a God-gifted generalist.He also has so much suspicion, that he doesn't trust anyone, but only believes in the most flattering villains.So some villains touted him as a world leader, telling him he should catch up with the trend and start a green economy.The coal that bears the brunt of it has become a stumbling block for this world leader.The Communist regime ordered all major coal mines in China to limit production or even shut down, which created the recent energy crisis in China, to the degree that they have to turn off electricity and even be without coal for heating in the winter.


According to the analysis of all parties, there are three main reasons for this energy crisis.All these reasons are the guilty acts committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) yet the average Chinese people have to bear the consequences.


The most important reason is due to the CCPís half-way ďeconomic reformĒ.The power plants are already responsible for their own profits and losses in the market economy, but the electricity price is still determined by a planned economy which is planned by the central government.The price of coal has risen, to the degree that it is causing power plants to lose four cents for every kilowatt-hour they generate.The more they generate, the more money they lose.Of course, the power generation companies that are responsible for their own finance are not willing to generate more power.Who would be fooled by the plan of the central government which is not responsible for making up the losses of power generation companies?


Why is the price of coal rising in China?On the one hand, Xi Jinping wants to retaliate against Australia politically, by not buying Australia's high-quality coal and other minor commodities.On the other hand, Xi wants to develop a fashionable green economy -- regardless of China's energy structure, he ordered coal mines to limit production and even be closed, claiming that carbon neutrality will be achieved and thus achieving his dream of becoming a world leader.This has caused coal, the main energy in China, to be squeezed on both sides, and under the laws of the market economy the coal price will naturally rise.


The above three reasons have caused Xi's playing house economy.Coal price has skyrocketed because the squeeze by his playing house.Electricity plants were squeezed by coal prices, and have to generate as little electricity as possible in order to reduce losses.As a result, the electricity power users had to cut off the power supply.It is said that in the most serious cases they do not have electricity six days per week, which means the factory is almost unable to start production.For some factories that did not want to stop production and not breach their contracts, they had to prepare their own generators to burn oil for power generation, which greatly increased the cost of electricity.


This is only the beginning, and a greater energy crisis will be in the coming winter.Heating has always been a big problem in winter in China.In the past few years, in response to international criticism, the CCP kicked in its own goal: coal is not allowed to be used for heating.While in the Chinese cities, they may rely on imported natural gas to reduce coal burning, what about the countryside that needs to burn some coal?The characteristic of an emperorís dynasty politics is that when the boss wants it, the lower officials would overdo it to the degree of ridiculousness.The CCP is even worse than the emperors.When it gave the unreasonable order, all stoves that burned coal for heating were destroyed, which made the residents of rural areas and small cities suffer.


This time it is even more ridiculous.Even if you have a stove, you may not have coal to burn.The whole China is short of coal, and the CCP must guarantee industrial production and urban heating first.Are ordinary Chinese suffering from freezing cold?Is that a matter of concern to the CCP?Apart from verbally, when has the CCP been concerned about the lives of the Chinese people?Xi Jinping only cares about his rise to become a world leader, and even the CCP is nothing more than his tamed tool.


Itís not wrong to want to be a world leader.But it is dangerous if one doesnít know how but pretends to be a world leader by playing house.I wrote to Chen Yun (Chen Yun was in charge of economy and was regarded as the second-most powerful person in China, after Deng Xiaoping, in 1980ís and 1990ís) in prison in the early 1980s to remind him that if the economy wants to develop, energy must be vigorously developed.Savings alone will definitely delay economic development.Afterwards, the CCP changed its strategy and introduced foreign capital to develop energy, thus it achieved a great development in the years followed.If one just plays house without even understand such a common sense, how can one not make mistakes?This is inevitable when a power schemer tries to govern the country.



(This English version is translated by Ciping HUANG, without any compensation.Wei Jingsheng and the Wei Jingsheng Foundation appreciate her decades of contribution, especially for allowing the use and distribution of her translations of these commentaries.)


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(Written on October 9 and recorded on October 10, 2021.Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia on October 10, 2021.)


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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1421-W1024



Release Date: October 11, 2021


Topic: Is It Lack of Electricity or Lack of Mind? -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:是缺电还是缺心眼? -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









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