Does The Road For China’s Technological Persecution of Christians Go Through Israel?
China has dominated the mobile phone and computer production market for over a decade and has made advancements which have poised Chinese companies to take over the 5G network future. Technology has been the cornerstone of China’s stated “plan to dominate the world’s core technologies” and the centerpiece of China’s electronic persecution of Christians.
China has been marching towards technological dominance for a long time and have used it to create one of the most extensive citizen monitoring and control systems in the world. The increasing use of technology to persecute Christians in China has been mind blowing.
However, China’s “plan to dominate the world” and create new ways to persecute Christians using advanced technology has seen massive setbacks in the last 12 months.
The semiconductor industry is exposing China’s weakness.
This year, President Donald Trump imposed strict export controls on key US equipment, software, and intellectual property, which China needs to develop their own semiconductor industry. This sent shock waves through China. Without semiconductors, China’s ability to develop advanced technology to monitor Christians digresses.
Semiconductors are foundational for building supercomputers, artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and virtual reality machines. Without them, China’s technological industry is stopped in its tracks.
China is scrambling. They have spent at least a billion dollars to rush development of semi-conductors, but it is going to take time. One does not simply build a semi-conductor production facility overnight. It could take a decade before China is ready to develop their own semi-conductors so they are turning to another source: Israel.
Israel is developing many of the world’s most advanced semi-conductors. The world has been stunned how this little small country is taking the lead in the one product that is needed to dominate the world of technology. China has been buying advanced companies in Israel with the hopes of grabbing their secrets. China wants to know what they know and how they know it.
Huawei started an R&D center in Israel in 2016. China’s largest tech giants Xiaomi, Baidu, Pingan, Shengjing 360, and Youngjin group have all made a mad dash to Israel and have purchased large shares in Israel’s semi-conductor companies.
This has caused concern with the US. During an interview with Secretary of State Pompeo in Israel in May of this year, he said, “We do not want the Chinese Communist Party to have access to Israeli infrastructure, Israeli communication systems, all of the things that put Israeli citizens at risk and in turn put the capacity for America to work alongside Israel on important projects at risk as well. We think these risks are very real, and we shared with them information about that so that they could make good decisions for themselves.”
If China can gain access to Israel’s semi-conductor technology, they are back on track to creating the world’s largest electronic monitoring system. Without it, they will be forced to hit the pause button.
I am a missionary for 45 years
I have been working in China and Russia.
Now i am studying at Charis bible College in Colorado.
I completely agree with your vision.
God bless you all
Hi Eugene, hope you’re doing well!
I’ll speak as an Israeli, the situation is not simple. China today is our second largest trading partner after the United States. Most of Israel’s exports to China are industrial high-tech, as you pointed out, and joining the States in the trade war could harm Israel economically but will inevitably lead to greater Chinese support for Iran and even Turkey and extensive cyber attacks against us.
I hope Israel will not further complicate the already tough lives of Christians in China, but I know God is in control, and I pray that liberty and the gospel will eventually prevail in both our countries. Amen!
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. I LOVE hearing from those who know about these things. As you say, it is complicated, because it must also be understood that China is making a big play for oil in the Middle East – of which Israel has none. China is Iran’s number one trading partner and already has a significant military presence in Syria with their partner Russia. While selling advanced technology to China can help the economy in the short term, it is also undoubtedly a back door to both Russia and Iran for the sensitive technology needed for military use.
At the end of the day, my understanding is Inferior to God’s plan. My deepest prayer is to see more nations build a relationship with Israel and to stand in solidarity for Israeli security. Whatever Israel decides, God is in control and I will be on my knees praying for her.
Governments around the world do not in particular have the interest of Christians at heart. Christian interest and considerations will only become a priority to govern their activities if it is “expedient” for their immediate political s agenda. Christians WILL need to “lean more on CHRIST” and less on human intervention for their “safety and security”!