China Doesn't Like What I'm Doing
It's been a while, but I am here to explain why this Substack isn't going to be a paid site anymore due to Xi Jinping's shenanigans.
I sincerely apologize for the long period since I last posted. I have been extremely frustrated (more than I usually am) with the Chinese Communist Party, and Xi Jinping as of lately. As you probably know, this Substack takes economic data in Chinese Mandarin and translates it into English. Despite the fact that I am an American high-schooler balancing a social life with word and studies, it wasn’t that hard to research and learn about the Chinese economic climate.
Since Xi took power, data publication slowed down immensely, but never stopped outright (please note, however, that there was significantly less data than pre-Jinping). In the last year, Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have made moves to stop publication of economic papers, leaving close to no data for researchers and translators like me to read and make use of. This is because the data is so horridly terrible that even with sugar-coated and outright fabricated numbers pulled from nowhere, the country still looks like a third-world-country. To put this into perspective, they had scrubbed ALL data related to agriculture in China after the flood. Then they had started taking away export data since the United States and others stopped buying from Chinese sellers. There is still some data, but the data left is so useless I don’t even want to bother with it, as it is related to content I genuinely couldn’t care less about, and is related to things you guys don’t need a human translator to understand, because they’re just graphs (most of which are already translated into English on the web). So to sum it up, there is no more content left to translate because they simply aren’t publishing it anymore.
I started this Substack both as a way for me to have a unique and challenging hobby for my brain, but also to contribute in my own small way to the war against China and communist/fascist regimes and educate English speaking people on the atrocities of collective systems and structures. If China is so self-conscious about their numbers that they don’t want grubby Americans like me reading it, that’s fine with me. I have decided to make this Substack free of cost, to ensure that nobody is losing money due to my inconsistency and China’s desperate attempts to maintain their persona.
I think that mostly covers the current issue at hand, and I will continue to try to research and translate these articles. Thank you for reading.