China's new cybersecurity rules ban foreign companies from using VPNs to phone home

It’s not (just) the manufacturing, it’s the market. Nobody (or at least, hardly anybody) is willing to cut themselves out of a market of 1.3 billion consumers. Disney is going to adapt all its programming (ESPN, movies, children’s programming etc) to make sure no Chinese censors disapprove, Apple will install whatever spyware and remove whatever apps their government demands, and Nike will force anyone with a sponsorship to refrain from criticism.

Because in order to achieve Western capitalism’s highest form, we need to conform ourselves to the demands of the Chinese Communist party.