If you are sending or receiving a package from China, do not hold your breath, because it might not be coming for a long while. The postal system in China is in a colossal mess. Because of China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ policy, tens of millions of packages are hanging in limbo and this might be a good sign for Christians and here’s why: the postal system is a great indicator of the government’s ability to maintain their data networks.
Like postal systems around the world, packages in China are registered into a database, monitored by satellite tracking systems, and confirmed with scanners and cameras along the way. 5G and AI have been integrated into the CCP postal network, but in the last month have been a massive failure. As can be seen in the video, delivery trucks are backed up, packages are filling distribution centers and flowing out into the streets. Boxes of goods are piled up several feet high and exposed to inclement weather.
Hong Kong is reporting that Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc. has sent an emergency dispatch of 1,000 workers to Beijing to clear a backlog of deliveries, adding to mounting evidence that China’s monitoring network is over-burdened.
The fight against Covid and the draconian control measures that China put into place has created a data overload. The CCP has been struggling to collect the data, but interpreting the data that they have is proving to be an impossible task. China has one of the largest digital armies in the world, but to collect the data, sift through and interpret the data and then act on the data are three entirely different things.
If people are not getting their packages and the economy is suffering from a broken postal system, how is that good news for Christians?
Simply put, if the government is having a breakdown in monitoring their postal data system, then the likelihood of their system to monitor Christians of working well is very low. The postal system in China is run by the government and is a key element of China’s production-driven economy. If it is not working well then it is safe to assume that perhaps other systems that do similar tasks such as tracking and monitoring are also not doing well.
Hopefully the system used for mail will be solved and the system used to monitor and track underground house church Christians will never be fully functionable.