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#China-#India stand-off at Laddakh & consequences 4 #Pakistan

What I think of new tension?

🇨🇳’s move into #Laddakh & establishing a hold over Galwan river valley comes after 🇮🇳 coerced Nepal by encroaching it’s border territory & reviving Kalapani dispute.

1/
China says that #India actually encroached in its territory. The similar holding over of river valley led to 1962 war between India and China.

What strategic compulsion weighed in behind the Chinese move?

A) What immediate reasons?

2/
1. 🇮🇳 ’s aggressive behaviour re Nepal reviving Kalapani dispute, indirectly implicated 🇨🇳-es interest.

2. Post Aug 5 annexation of IOK w/ 🇮🇳-n intention 2 turn Laddakh into union territory rattled 🇨🇳 that 🇮🇳 is materially changing status of th region contested by🇨🇳& 🇵🇰.

3/
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#CCP’s #World #Domination Strategy: #Weaponise Everything

Tactics: #Disguise, #Deflect, #Defame, #Divide, & #Deny

Disguise:
* Overseas researchers, academics, etc. are actually #spies.
* Chinese news outlets are actually its #propaganda mouthpiece. 1/n
#Disguise:
* Belt & Road Initiative (#BRI) is actually Bait & Rob Initiative (debt trap diplomacy).

#Deflect:
* America’s human right violations are worse than China’s.
* China can’t contribute much financially to international bodies because it’s an underdeveloped country. 2/n
#Deflect:
* CCP ordered @WHO to call it #Covid19, but not #WuhanVirus, so as to disassociate it.

#Defame:
* Blamed #America, then #Italy, then #France as the origin of the virus.
* Play #victim: China lost many lives so as to let the world have time to save their people. 3/n
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A quick thread on #BRI in the post-Covid world. There’s lot of talk about debt renegotiation, strategic takeovers and project failures and so on. So putting a few thoughts together. Happy to hear other views. (1/n)
BRI is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a mistake to simply limit BRI with infrastructure or construction projects in third countries. This provides a misleading picture of the overall scope of the initiative. (2/n)
BRI is an all encompassing initiative, with 5 priority areas: policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, trade and investment, financial integration, and people-to-people connectivity. There are also specific areas like tech that don't get captured in the official 5. (3/n)
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/THREAD/

"The Coronavirus crisis has exposed some of the problems with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or One Belt One Road (OBOR) projects."

#FactsMatter #China #OBOR #BRI #BeltandRoad #QAnon #ChinaIsAsshoe
"The BRI, much like Chinese State-Owned Entities (SOEs) are Trojan horses for China’s military intelligence, and are designed primarily to benefit China."

#China #BeltandRoad #OBOR #BRI #ChinaVirus #QAnon #FactsMatter
"We can observe the same thing with Huawei, and its performance as a Trojan horse for China’s surveillance state, but some researchers miss the connection."

#Huawei #China #TrojanHorse #OBOR #BRI #FactsMatter #QAnon
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"The sooner #China was included into the international community, the earlier it would learn to play along with international norms, the argument went. But, China’s current measures indicate otherwise. International norms are the ones being played." thediplomat.com/2020/04/how-ch…
"China’s attempts to make the @UN a tool for achieving its hegemonic ambition would erode the institution’s trustworthiness from within and render international cooperation parochial."
"China’s approach to international cooperation would defeat the UN’s purpose to settle distributional conflicts since, very soon, other stakeholders would realize that cooperation is a cloak for advancing China’s national interests."
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To reflect on something for a sec:

We’re hearing a lot now about the possible “biblical” consequences of #COVID19 on some of the world’s poorest countries.

The @WFP already saying that global acute hunger will double by the end of 2020. The target to end acute hunger by 2030..
..is basically not going to happen.

Many of those countries are hugely indebted to a variety of creditors: World Bank, IMF, bilaterally etc.

Therefore it was good news that 10 days ago, the G20 agreed to suspend interest payments on those loans.

jubileedebt.org.uk/press-release/…

But.
One country has given themselves a carve-out.

A country already loaning vast sums to otherwise impoverished African nations.

A country that is offering v low interest rates, funded in part by the state, that they say are “preferential” and don’t require instant repayment...
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Italy's joins China's Belt and Road Initiative (2019) cnbc.com/2019/03/27/ita… | Italy was the first major European economy to join China's the Belt & Road Initiative #BRI
China, Italy vow to actively implement MoU on BRI (Sept 2019) xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0…
How Italy’s ruling class has warmed to China investments (2019) ft.com/content/4b170d… | “The plan has also highlighted the extent to which Chinese influence has grown in Italy, home to the largest Chinese population in Europe, especially since the European debt crisis.”
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#Europe is the midst of its #5G decision, with all eyes currently set on Germany. But there is a second crucial theatre for 5G competition that regrettably gets very little attention: #SoutheastAsia. Thread:
Right at China’s doorstep #Huawei has a long history and market share dominance in the strategically important region. Of the ten @ASEAN countries only Singapore & Vietnam have so far opted for Huawei’s competitors. 1/7
For the less affluent #SEA states cost-benefit calculation is central & so far pretty clear: Huawei is cheap & offers leading technology. For them costs are less tangible: Some #SoutheastAsian states rely on #US security. But how will US react to UK decision? Will it at all? 2/7
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América Latina, ante el inédito escenario de 2 potencias globales (capitalistas) con proyectos ambiciosos de bienes públicos:
#AmericaCrece 🇺🇸
#BRI 🇨🇳
10 Variables a mirar. Breve Hilo👇
1.SISTEMA: Ante mayor rigidez de la bipolaridad, menores márgenes de autonomía para pivotear y usufructuar
2.TÁCTICA: del "masterplan" a la inversión/resultados hay un largo trecho. La autocracia 🇨🇳 parece ser más ágil.
3. PAÍSES: lo qué hagan los grandes 🇧🇷🇮🇹🇦🇷, clave
4. PODER: Detrás de los bienes públicos hay influencia, intereses pol y eco. No hay "almuerzos gratis" en las RRII.
5. LINKAGE: mirar la vinculación de cuestiones que piden las potencias.
6.BUROCRACIAS: canales domésticos donde las potencias pujan en la toma de decisiones.
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A thread about how well #China is playing the international game to become the most prominent economy in this decade, by @swardley.
@swardley Some key points about #China's long-run #strategy:

- For the #CPC (Communist Party of China) the #market is only a tool to leverage the power of the Chinese people, culture, and state, and not the holy sacred truth, as most western liberals believe. See @swardley's explanation.
@swardley - #China, through its CPC, acts as the #world's #biggest #buyer of goods & services, and hence, is able to impose its conditions (read law, prices, access to intellectual property, etc) to all multinationals that want to access the Chinese market, no matter how big they are.
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#China's diplomatic and economic relations with Israel and the #Palestinians over the past 20 years has largely reinforced #Israeli predominance — a marked contrast to China’s historic position in relation to the conflict.

mei.edu/publications/c…
Over 60 nations are now within China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ mission
The jewel in the crown for #China, the #Israeli land bridge – connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea via rail which would provide a safe alternative route to the Suez Canal.

the-businessreport.com/news-link/60-n…
Tel Aviv seeks revival of Hejaz railway track to link #Israel with the Gulf
A proposed project to link Israel and the #Gulf through​ a railway is yet another sign of growing relations between Israel and #SaudiArabia.
trtworld.com/mea/tel-aviv-s…
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💣FramersWorstNightmare💣

House Judiciary Committee publishes full impeachment report

In making its case that President Donald Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress, the committee concludes, "President Trump has realized the Framers' worst nightmare.
💣FWN💣

Trump Undermined our National Security: “President Trump’s abuse of power harmed the United States. It undermined our national security and weakened our democracy. There is no indication that the President attended to these concerns in pursuing his own political errand.
💣FWN3💣

The President’s Pattern of Obstruction: “The pattern is as unmistakable as it is unnerving. [In 2016], Trump welcomed and invited a foreign nation to interfere in a US Presidential election to his advantage; here, Trump solicited & pressured a foreign nation to do so.
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🌳Breathe🌳

July 25 forecast: Sunny, with cloud of impeachment for Trump

McRaven: theUS is 'under attack from the president'

Instead of picking up the torch of democracy proudly carried by McCain, the GOP of Trump is clutching the tiki torch of Russian propaganda. #Traiitors
🌳Breathe2🌳

Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection

Trudeau Has Canada's Economy Humming—the country has become a technology juggernaut.
🌳Breathe3🌳

Anatomy of money laundering in B.C. real estate: 12 cases, $1.7B, 20 countries and 30 banks

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou doesn't want her case broadcast on TV — in case it attracts Trump

B.C. pol’n breaks silence: China detained me, is interfering ‘in our democracy’
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‼️WHISTLEBLOWER THEORY

REFINED

The Biden story is a cover for Trump’s favor (quid pro quo) to Putin to force Zelenski withdraw troops from Donbas & relinquish the region to Putin.
Putin has a multi step plan to achieve 'Novorossiya'

“Novorossiya” is an archaic term for an area that was controlled by Russia during the imperial czarist times of the 19th century.

huffpost.com/entry/putin-no…
🔑Like the Saudi Nuke Deal TeamTrump hasn’t stoped trying to implement a plan to help Putin regain control of Eastern Ukraine.

2/19/17
A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates
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🌪Bizarro🌪

Andrew Miller, Stone’s "wingman," will appear at Stone's Nov trail for lying to Congress & the FBI

With Altered Map, Trump Insists He Was Right About Dorian Heading for Alabama

Hurricane Dorian's death toll rises to 21 as it charges up Southeast coast
🌪Bizarro2🌪

Buyer of Jeffrey Epstein’s jet has ties to sanctioned Venezuelan

Epstein Court Docs Could Implicate ‘Hundreds Of Other People’

DEMs Target Trump’s Pardon Offers to Immigration Officials

Trump wants the national parks to generate revenue—creeping privatization
🌪Bizarro3🌪

Earth just endured its hottest month on record, and Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting an alarming rate.

Nevertheless, Trump has attempted to remove many of the guardrails installed by the Obama adm to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases.
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This agreement between #China & Iran is one of most important #geopolitical developments of the year & its outcomes will reverberate beyond the geopolitics of energy field

▪️ $280bn to be invested by China in #Iran's oil, gas & petrochemicals sectors 1/

petroleum-economist.com/articles/polit…
- China will get minimum guaranteed discount of 12% to any oil, gas & petchems products that it'll buy; plus another 6 to 8%
-China to speed up development of #Phase 11 of South Pars gas field -from which Total had withdrawn, in response to US sanctions
-Also, production from 2/
from Iran's West Karoun oil fields to be increased by addit' 500,000bl/d by end of 2020
-China's imports of Iranian oil to stay high, even to be increased=>a continuous undermining factor of US sanctions policy

-China can delay the payment of Iranian oil, gas and petchems 3/
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#راه_ابریشم_نوین یا #ابتکار_کمربند_جاده یا #یک_کمربند_یک_جاده مهم ترین نمود و نماد #ژئوپلتیک_راه در جهان امروز است. اهمیت #راه_شاهی و #راه_ابریشم نمایان گر مرکزیت #ژئوپلتیک_راه در سامانه سیاسی-اقتصادی-فرهنگی-اداری ایران است./1 #سیمرغ_ایران #NewSilkRoad #BeltandRoad #silkroad #bri
#راه_ابریشم_نوین طرح کلان سرمایه گذاری #چین در زیربناھای اقتصادی ۶۰ کشور جھان است که مھم ترین سویه اعمال قدرت #چین در ورای مرزھای خود برای دھه ھای آینده خواھد بود. گذشته از مسیر زمینی٬#راه_ابریشم_دریایی و #راه_ابریشم_یخی بخشی از این مگاپروژه هستند./2 #Maritime_Silk #Ice_Silk_Road
ایده پرداز اصلی #راه_ابریشم_نوین #شی_جین_پینگ رهبر چین است. راه افتادن این طرح همراه با دگرگونی های ژرفی در #ژئوپولتیک و چیدمان قدرت در #خاورمیانه_بزرگ خواهد بود و بر جایگاه ایران در منطقه و جهان تاثیر خواهد گذاشت. این امر به دلایل زیر باز می گردد:/3
@XiJingpingReal
@CPCXiJinping
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🍑Monday🍑

Trump’s scam is failing him, and he’s in a panic over it

Whatever policy recs Trump makes — family separations at the border, tax cuts for the super-rich, pulling out of the TPP— We can be virtually certain that he is wrong.
Use him as a guide to to do the opposite.
🍑Monday2🍑

Pelosi’s words resonate on the global stage, which draws attention in foreign capitals, & carries a message from the US by simply arriving.

House Speaker Pelosi is an ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values & the promise of stability.
🍑Monday3🍑

Tom Barrack & Trump have been friends & confidants for more than 3 decades, but now no longer speak.

B/c Trump said he didn’t get any of that Inaugural money, & didn’t know Tom paid $26M to Melania’s friend’s firm, even though they chatted multiple times daily.🙄
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🇺🇸UncleJoe🇺🇸

Biden puts Trump to shame

Biden made the case that Trump fundamentally doesn’t understand the job. “Trump offers no moral leadership; seems to have no interest in unifying this nation, no evidence the presidency has awakened his conscience in the least,” he said.
🇺🇸UncleJoe2🇺🇸

Biden recounted the parade of Trump horribles — from Charlottesville (“very fine people on both sides”) to raising fear of a refugee “invasion” to calling Baltimore a “disgusting, rat-infected and rodent mess” that “no human being” would choose to live in.
🇺🇸UncleJoe3🇺🇸

Biden did accuse Trump of pouring fuel on the fire, retweeting white nationalist messages and cutting funding to fight domestic, white nationalist terrorism.

He said Trump’s invoking of mental health as the issue was “a dodge”
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🕊AnotherTragedy🕊

At least 20 people died and 26 injured in an El Paso mall shooting.

Suspect is ID’d #MAGA #Radicalized

Shooter drove to the border town of EL Paso to kill immigrants. #HateCrime

All children have been permanently moved from Homestead detention center.
🕊Tragedy2🕊

Deutsche Bank Tech Issue Causes Six-Hour Email Outage in U.S.

Danske Bank has outlined plans to quit Russia by January next year after the Danish bank was rocked by allegations its Estonian branch was involved in a mind-boggling $230bn money laundering scandal.
🕊ElPaso3🕊

Danske has closed the Estonian branch, which was accused of laundering money for Ukrainian arms traders in NoK & Iran

In Dec 2009, Thai police 
intercepted a flight en route from NK to Iran loaded with 40 tonnes of weaponry, including anti-aircraft rockets.
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
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👀CyberCrime👀

‼️Are Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Glenn Greenwald, Pierre Omidyar and Evgenyi Bogachev, (FBI's most wanted black-hat hacker) involved in an international coordinated cybercrime aimed at destabilizing the Brazilian democracy?
👀CyberCrime👀

“A Brazilian hacker, codenamed "mysterious peacock" exposed confidential documents on Twitter claiming to have traced Bitcoin deposits on the sum of 300k USD paid from The Intercept to Evgenyi Bogachev, FBI's most wanted black-hat hacker.”
👀CyberCrime3👀

Trump Claims PBO Knew about FBI Russia inv’n: 'You're Going to Find That Out'

Trump said former PBO "had to know" about the FBI "setup" to investigate his campaign, but shied away from directly accusing Obama of initiating the inv’n for the time being.
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Assessing the Risks of Chinese Investments in Sub-Saharan African Ports

Sub-Saharan African ports play an integral role in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. 46 sub-Saharan African ports tied to Chinese entities have been identified. #BRI csis.org/analysis/asses…
🏮China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in AFRICA
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Trump’s company sells a Beverly Hills mansion to firm linked to Hary Tanoesoedibjo, an Indonesian billionaire

He is Trump’s biz partner on 2 projects in Indonesia — a resort on the island of Bali & a golf course and resort in the forests of West Java. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Meet The Donald Trump Of Indonesia: Another Billionaire Who Wants To Be President: Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Chairman of MNC Corp
forbes.com/sites/abrambro…
Like Trump, Hary is becoming a magnet for scandal, including a recent allegation (previously unreported in the West) that he was involved in a plot by a previous Indonesian president to frame a former government official for murder.
forbes.com/sites/abrambro…
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