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By @bequelin: "The international community, working through the U.N., must respond with meaningful steps to end the abuses, free prisoners and hold #Beijing to account."…
"Strong action is essential to draw a line in the sand against an orchestrated campaign waged for years by China to gut the U.N.’s ability to protect human rights.
Chinese efforts include a behind-the-scenes war of attrition to undermine mechanisms like the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the 47-nation Human Rights Council, which is tasked with addressing violations."
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"It therefore makes sense to advocate for military deterrence, as William Hague did in May and to entertain a willingness to supply #Taiwan with the sorts of nimble weapon systems that would help rebuff #Beijing’s advances."…
"It also makes sense for the US to remind #China that, in the event of an invasion, it could block the Malacca and Sunda straits through which China’s oil arrives from the Middle East. Even the threat of interdiction would be sufficient to discourage ship owners."
"But military deterrence is the smaller part of the story. There are good economic reasons why the Chinese Communist party will not invade.
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#China's growing nuclear arsenal - "We going to be plunged into a tri-polar world" @usairforce Sec Frank Kendall tells #CAPEvents

"...there's a lot of risk in that"
#Russia's struggle to overcome #Ukraine's air defense: "A well trained opponent would be able to overwhelm what they [the Ukrainians] did...the Russians were obviously not well-trained" per @usairforce's Kendall

"We expected them [Russia] to be better than they are" he adds
#China "not a match for the #UnitedStates" in the skies, @usairforce's Kendall tells #CAPEvents "...the J-20 is not as good as the F-35"

But Kendall warns #Beijing's been smart about pursuing asymmetric advantages, like missile capabilities to destroy US planes on the ground
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Xi Jingping is the name that is trending in all the countries from past few days. Here is a thread on the timeline of the events so that you can ultimately judge what is going on.
#XiJingping #XiJinpinghousearrest 1/n
Mass slaughtering of #China's prominent leaders started just before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

8 prominent faces received severe sentences including death sentence just a day before. @TGTM_Official Read here.
#XiJingping 2/n
Xi’s participation in the SCO meeting ends a 1,000-day period in which he did not leave China due to “zero COVID” policy.
The COVID policy that has resulted in mass unemployment, deaths, suicides, mental health issues and over 450 protests this year.… 3/n
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Footage coming from #Beijing during the #chinacoup against #XiJinping
This has been verified and confirmed
Had to block replies, too many CCP trolls
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🇨🇳 #CCP #PLA #Beijing #XiJinping ÇİN'DE DARBE!
🇨🇳 Pekin efsaneyi şok 😁 etti. General Panag Co. 😁vee ilerleyen saatlerde Xi'nin birkaç yüz Jiang Zemin destekçisini hapse attırdığı haberini 😁 alacağız. Shanghai çetesi böylece galip gelmeye çalışacak.+
🇨🇳Yolsuzluğa karışan hükümet yetkililerinin temizlenmesi ve buna bağlı olan ekosistem düşünüldüğünde uzun zamandır ✍️ bekletiliyordu.
🇨🇳Xi, bu ayın 14'ünde Orta Asya'yı ziyaret etti ve Hu ve Wen, eski Daimi Komite üyesi Song Ping'i başarılı bir şekilde ikna etti ve o gece +
Merkez Muhafız Bürosu'nun kontrolünü ele geçirdi. Jiang Zeng ve Pekin'deki Merkez Komite üyelerine tek bir satırda bilgi verildi. Asıl Daimi Komite üyelerinin bir el kaldırmasıyla askeri güç tamamlandı. Havaalanı kontrol ediliyor. Şu anda Zhongnanhai'nin evinde 😁 tutuluyor. +
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Xi Jinping likely removed from Chairman of the Military Commission's post under the shadow of a Military coup.

Xi is rumored to have undergone a military coup. #PLA special forces gathered at Shenyang Military airport under the orders of Li
Qiaoming. Image
Xi was absent in the seminar on National Defence and Military Reform held in #Beijing on September 21 after he made a hasty return from SCO meeting. Image
His absence has only two explanations. Either the physical condition is extremely bad, or he is no longer in the leadership position of the chairman of the #China Military Commission.
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#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA
I will talk about the astonishing rumor tonight at…. Sub to watch!
80 kilometers long.
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By @fbermingham: "Chinese envoys have embarked on a diplomatic flurry to lay the groundwork for likely visits to #Beijing by leaders of Germany and France later this year."…
"China’s former ambassador to Germany, Shi Mingde, was in Berlin last week to work out the details of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s first visit to Beijing as chancellor in November, where he will meet President Xi Jinping, a source familiar with the situation said."
"And amid speculation that French President Emmanuel Macron will make a separate trip to visit Xi – also in November – French and Chinese diplomats have engaged in a series of meetings online and in person."
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By @KathrinHille: "After #Beijing intensified its intimidation of Taiwan with unprecedented military exercises last month, the 75-year-old Tsao pledged a $100mn donation to strengthen the country’s defences,…
... switched his citizenship back to Taiwan from Singapore and vowed to fight for his land until his death."
“What I want to do is ensure quickly, within two or three years, that nobody is afraid, and that we are all ready to resist,” Tsao said in an interview with the Financial Times.
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Monday marks one year since Chinese journalist Huang Xueqin and labor rights activist Wang Jianbing's arrests. They have both been charged with subversion of state power and have been subject to very tough conditions in detention. My latest:…
Huang was originally planning to pursue her graduate degree in the UK, but she was arrested alongside Wang on September 19th last year, one day before she was scheduled to fly out. They were officially "arrested" in October 2021 and their cases weren't sent to ...
... the prosecution until March 2022. During this process, they were reportedly put under solitary confinement for more than five months, which the authorities justified in the name of "pandemic prevention."
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Biden said he warned Chinese President Xi Jinping it would be a “gigantic mistake” to violate sanctions imposed on Russia, but that there’s been no indication that #Beijing has provided weapons to Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.…
According to excerpts from an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” airing Sunday, Biden said he spoke with Xi shortly after the Chinese president met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during the Olympics in February. Russia invaded days after the games’ closing ceremony.
“Not long after that, I called President Xi -- not to threaten at all, just to say to him, ‘we’ve met many times.’ And I said, ‘if you think that Americans and others are going to continue to invest in China based on your violating the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia,
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#Beijing on Friday imposed economic sanctions on executives at two American aerospace and defense firms, Boeing Defense and Raytheon, moves a foreign ministry spokeswoman said were retaliation for weapons sales to #Taiwan.”…
"China firmly opposes and strongly condemns it. In order to safeguard China's sovereignty and security interests, the Chinese government has decided to sanction those who are involved in this sale of weapons - ...
... Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Technologies, (Gregory) Hayes, and Boeing Defense President and CEO, (Ted) Colbert."
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“A Chinese government delegation has been refused permission by the House of Commons authorities to attend the queen’s lying-in-state, opening a fresh diplomatic rift with #Beijing.”…
“House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has told colleagues he declined a request for Chinese officials to be allowed to access Westminster Hall, where the late queen will lie in state until her funeral on Monday, a senior parliamentary figure familiar with the matter said.”
“Last year the Commons and Lords speakers banned the Chinese ambassador, Zheng Zeguang, from entering parliament after Beijing imposed sanctions on a number of British politicians who have been critical of its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.
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The European Union’s top intelligence official canceled a trip to #Taiwan after his top-secret preparations were seemingly leaked to #Beijing in advance, according to two diplomats with knowledge of the situation.…
José Casimiro Morgado, director of the European Union Intelligence and Situation Centre, was supposed to make the below-the-radar visit to meet Taiwanese officials in October, according to the diplomats.
However, the EU spy chief’s plan came to a halt after Beijing got hold of the information and put pressure on the EU to scrap what would have been an unusually sensitive visit amid China’s escalating military threats on Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of its own territory.
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In recent years, #China has intensified crackdown on Christian family churches across the country, forcing members of some churches to leave and seek asylum abroad. Here's a story of a church's journey to seek religious freedom away from China. My…
Founded in 2012, this Christian church originated from Shenzhen has gone through countless rounds of forced eviction by local police as well as threats to be arrested for participating in religious activities.
After more than 100 members of a Christian church in Chengdu were arrested and its pastor sentenced to nine years in prison, the pastor and members of the church in Shenzhen decided to flee China right before the #COVID19 pandemic in 2019.
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Important piece by @EvanFeigenbaum on why viewing the meeting between Xi Jinping and Putin in Uzbekistan purely through #China and Russia's bilateral relationship without considering #Beijing's investment in Central Asia is a mistake.…
"Over the past two decades, the Chinese have invested heavily in a policy that builds strong ties with Beijing’s Central Asian neighbors. Those countries, which used to be part of the Soviet Union, are deeply uncomfortable with Russian actions in Ukraine—threatened by them, ...
... perpetually under pressure from Moscow, and looking for some breathing space. Kazakhstan, in particular, has found ways to put a bit of distance between itself and Moscow over the war."
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Germany's economy minister said on Tuesday the government was working on a new trade policy with China to reduce dependence on Chinese raw materials, batteries and semiconductors, promising "no more naivety" in trade dealings with…
Last week, sources told Reuters that Germany's economy ministry was considering a raft of new measures to make business with China less attractive.
Robert Habeck told Reuters that China was a welcome trading partner, but Germany could not allow Beijing's protectionism to distort competition and would not hold back criticism of human rights violations under threat of losing business.
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Ghulja in #China's #Xinjiang has been under serious lockdown for over 40 days. Local residents flooded Chinese social media with harrowing details of their situation while four people have been arrested for allegedly spreading rumors online. My latest:…
According to videos on social media, local residents in Ghulja have been strictly forbidden from leaving their houses and some videos have shown residents on higher floors having to use ropes to get supplies or food from the first floor.
Many local residents have rushed to Chinese social media platform Weibo to share their desperate situation. One resident wrote that she and her 2-year-old daughter have tested positive and her daughter is having a fever. However, following repeated calls to authorities, ...
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"#China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said on Friday that #Beijing would not cooperate with the U.N. human rights office following the release of a long-awaited report on alleged human rights abuses in the far western region of #Xinjiang."…
"The office closed the door of cooperation by releasing the so-called assessment," Ambassador Chen Xu told reporters, describing the report released on Aug. 31 as "illegal and invalid". China vigorously denies any abuses in Xinjiang.
"Now the whole set of ideas is shelved because of the release of the report," Chen told reporters. "You cannot... hurt us while in the meantime enjoy cooperation with us."
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The future US gvt #cyber workforce could be in trouble - "We have a dearth of talent in the US" @NSAGov Deputy Director George Barnes tells @BillingtonCyber
"Nations in the #FarEast - we need them, they need us" per @NSAGov's Barnes on partnerships w/other nations re #cybersecurity
#Election2022 - "We are preparing & we're not doing it alone" per @NSAGov's Deputy Dir George Barnes

"Each time we are refining our formula" across the US gvt, he says "...getting better"
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NEW: Pentagon confirms #Russia trying to buy rockets/artillery from #NorthKorea - "We do have indications that Russia has approached ammunition to request ammunition" per @PentagonPresSec BrigGen Patrick Ryder

"Things are not going well on that [sustainment] front for Russia"
"This information is relevant" per @PentagonPresSec on why info on #Moscow-#Pyongyang is being shared now

"...shows the fact that they [#Russia] are trying to reach out to int'l actors like #Iran & #NorthKorea that don't have the best record"
#Ukraine's counteroffensive -"They continue to make some forward movement" per @PentagonPresSec

"We are aware they have retaken som villages"
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Some thoughts on the Chinese property market: how we got here and where we're going.

TL;DR: This time next year, China's real estate market is going to be an unsexy, predominantly state-controlled sector - and that's exactly what #Beijing wants.

Players in the Chinese property markets came to expect that the wild sectoral growth trajectory was somehow a given (we’ve heard that story before).

Investors, local governments, and developers got used to double-digit growth and baked that into their economic decisions.
Then two things happened, simultaneously:
– Beijing restricted developers’ leverage capacity
– Prices inevitably stopped growing so rapidly
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Breaking: #Taiwan's Kinmen Defense Command said it has shot down an unknown civilian drone near Kinmen after the usual protocol to repel the drone fail to achieve the goal. This is the first time that shots fired by Taiwanese army has shot down a suspected Chinese drone.
The previous two days, the Kinmen Defense Command has fired shots four times when four civilian drones from #China intruded the airspace near #Taiwan's outlying island Kinmen. The rising frequency of China's grey zone tactics has been characterized by Taiwanese officials ...
... as part of #Beijing's "cognitive warfare" that aims at damaging the image of the Taiwanese military and people's trust in the government.
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