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#Australia Has a Nuclear Option in Its #China Diplomacy

By controlling the flow of iron ore, #Canberra could wield tremendous power over #Beijing

Iron ore is essential to China's economy. China imported 700 million tons from 🇦🇺 in the last 12 months
bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
This economic machine runs on steel — and Australia has a crucial role there. Its mines provide about two-thirds of China’s iron ore imports, as well as a significant chunk of the coking coal used to turn that ore into usable metal.
If Canberra attempts to turn that supply chain into a weapon in the diplomatic spat between the two countries — by imposing spurious paperwork, for instance, as Chinese customs officials applied to Australian coal last year, it would be aiming at the heart of China’s economy.
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My new column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter will be about the fucked up shit happening in #Egypt to women who are exposing sexual violence.

It will be live on Friday. Want it in your inbox? Sign up for the free newsletter. Here's Wednesday's feministgiant.substack.com/p/tearing-up-p…
There is no sugarcoating the arrest & detention of victims of sexual violence. It is fucked up shit.

I launched FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter to write as I speak: no profanity police and no paywalls around feminist resistance to global patriarchal fuckery. feministgiant.substack.com/p/welcome-to-f…
In #Egypt & #Iran unprecedented # of women are speaking out about sexual violence and exposing predators. It takes guts to speak out and patriarchy does all it can to shut you up: I spoke to Sanam Shantyaei on the growing #MeToo movement in the 2 countries feministgiant.substack.com/p/tearing-up-p… Image
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People! I have done what I’ve long wanted to do - create a space for global feminist resistance to patriarchal fuckery. It’s called FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter and it’s free and I’ve decided to keep it free because I want it to be accessible to all
feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon?…
My goal is to hire an editor and paid interns. So - If you can pay, please do! Let’s share resources. Let’s do a bit of that redistribution of wealth we talk about. The more you can pay, the freer it stays! feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon?…
I’ve thought long and hard about this. I am not aiming to make six figures. I am not aiming to become rich. Some have, with these newsletters. I am aiming to - 3 times a week - say a big FUCK YOU to global patriarchal fuckery. Yalla - sign up. It’s free! feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon?…
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Exactly 25 years ago, I was in #Beijing for the UN Women’s Conference.

Exactly one year ago, I was in #Sarajevo for #Bosnia’s first #Pride.

When Damir Imamovich sang Bella Ciao at Sarajevo Pride, it was the perfect anthem for my queer feminist anarchism
On 25 years ago: Feminist Paradise vs a Multiplicity of Fuckeries by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-par… #BeijingDeclaration
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Feminism is more vital than ever!

The pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and girls around the world and we must pay attention NOW! Sign up to get FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter! by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/welcome-to-f…
Staying Alert to Global Patriarchal Fuckery by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/staying-aler…
Exactly 25 years ago I was in #Beijing for the UN Women's Conference. I wrote about it for my first column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter: Feminist Paradise vs a Multiplicity of Fuckeries by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-par…
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Are you familiar with my new terminology:

- Global Patriarchal Fuckery
- Multiplicity of Fuckeries

I explain in my first column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter.

feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-par…
Exactly 25yrs ago, I was in #Beijing for the UN Women’s Conference, which used to take place every 10yrs in a different country. The conference in China was the last one. Why? Global Patriarchal Fuckery Image
I make FEMINIST GIANT Dispatches from the Pandemic videos and the Newsletter to connect the lessons I learned from my time at the conference in 1995: We are fighting not just misogyny but also many of the patriarchy’s tentacles.

Multiplicity of Fuckeries.
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What do I mean by Global Patriarchal Fuckery? e.g. unholy alliance that formed to oppose the UN Women’s Conference whixh took place in #Beijing exactly 25yrs ago. I was there as a 28yo and I wrote about it for my 1st column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter

feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-par…
The Vatican, leaders of conservative Christian and Muslim countries and Christian Evangelicals in the U.S. for years have been learning to put aside their hatred for each other and agree instead to focus on their hatred for women and queer people.
Horrified at increasingly progressive platforms being decided at UN, meetings, they determined to dig their misogynist & homophobic heels in and play every god and culture card they could so as to control the wombs, genitals & identities of anyone not a cishet, conservative man.
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A ver, perdí la inspiración....Veamos!! En mi opinión, la crisis de #Venezuela se comprende mejor desde una visión geopolítica. Verán, la dinámica del sistema político nuestro baila al son de los intereses extranjeros que sostienen al chavismo, y a su "oposición", en el poder.
Yo les recomiendo, si van a leer este hilo, tengan su mente abierta; dejen de chuparse el dedo. La política son relaciones de poder e intereses, a nivel micro y macro; y la nuestra no es la excepción, y si es a nivel geopolítico, más aún.
Me permito recomendarles que dejen de lado el sentimentalismo, y la defensa a ultranza de caudillos de Partido. Si usted no está preparado, y no tiene la madurez política para hacer eso, mejor se retira.
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[Religious talks via #GoogleMeet allegedly surveilled by #CCP security agency in #HK]

1. @hkcnews_com reports the HKCCCC church held an online talk on Christianity in #China via #googlemeet on Aug 30, illustrating the history of religious policies in China.
2. Although the internal event was exclusively for members, three unknown users, respectively called “HK branch of China’s national security bureau”, “China’s national security bureau” and “Shenzhengovernment” made requests to join the talk soon after the talk started.
3. When the pastor tried to report the issue to all the participants, he was repeatedly removed by a third-party entity from the chatroom, more than 10 times, which making the talk forced to be suspended.
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NEW: @DNI_Ratcliffe blames leaking lawmakers for end to in-person #Election2020 security briefings

"We've had a pandemic being leaked out of the intelligence community & I'm going to take the measures to make sure that that stops" @DNI_Ratcliffe tells Fox News' @MariaBartiromo
"We're not going to do a repeat of what we did a month ago" per @DNI_Ratcliffe "Yet within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a # of different members of Congress went to a # of different publications, leaked classified information, again, for political purposes"
"That simply isn't true that #Russia is a greater nat'l security threat than #China" adds @DNI_Ratcliffe
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[Say no to digital authoritarianism,
Boycott universal testing]

1. Defying doubts, #HKgov will impose universal testing in #HK, a citywide DNA collection viewed as a way for more surveillance. Medical experts repeatedly raised concerns below that are completely ignored by gov:
2. No inflow curb: test can only be achieved w/ full border seal, stay-at-home order & full population testing in short time. All don’t exist in HK. As #Hkgov now exempt tens of thousands ppl from quarantine, main factor for #HK third wave, the test is deemed to failure w/ leaks.
3. High false-negative rate: #COVID19 studies suggest that false-negative rate of current testers ranges from 20% to 100%. This unreliable testing result will create a misleading virus-free perception, which will further worsen the outbreaks in the community.
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Opposite responses from Paris and Beijing to last week's #malicoup

underscore the risks #China accepted in the last decade

to supplant France as "most-favored" superpower in West Africa

and gain access to minerals, chemicals and metals that drive econ and military

1/
With the exception of Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Nigeria,

France has been part of the West African community for >100yrs

spreading lingua franca from Dakar to N'Djamena

and creating economies supported by the #French Franc which has proven valuable in post-colonial AF

2/
#Beijing undervalued the bonds that had developed between Paris and many West African countries following the end of colonialism

which included programs to assist members of former French colonies to apply for French citizenship.

3/
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[Secret deal: China's security cops can investigate in #Switzerland]

1. @NZZaS: #China & #Swiss signed a secret deal in 2015 allowing #Beijing's security officers to investigate Chinese nationals WITHIN #Switzerland for 2 weeks, even w/o official status.
nzzas.nzz.ch/schweiz/geheim…
2. Five years after the secret deal was signed, no Swiss MP had ever heard of the deal. In contrast to similar agreements between #Switzerland and other countries, the one with #China is harsher as #Chinese cops can come and investigate without prior discussion with Swiss govt.
3. Even though the treaty claims only covering smugglers and illegal immigrants, it is doubtful whether this extraterritorial enforcement power can be abused under the newly enacted #nationalsecuritylaw that covers foreigners.
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[Vanishing free speech - Universities at the forefront of China’s propaganda war]

1. Universities are one of prime targets of #China’s overseas propaganda campaigns, as a way to stamp out overseas #CCP critics like @DrewPavlou & critical studies on China

hongkongfp.com/2020/08/14/aus…
2. From growing unexamined ties with China, censored articles to expelled students, It is worrying that autonomy of Australia's universities now faces intensifying erosions.
3. Without public scrutiny on funds from #Beijing government and directly funded bodies, it is worrying that those CCP funds have become China’s new leverage, which would clearly undermine the educational independence of receiving universities.
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[Staff complaints: @Apple bans staff from wearing colours associated w/ #hkprotests]

1. I've received complaints by @Apple store staff in #HK who blasted the company for conducting political censorship by banning them from wearing yellow masks or those printed with "HongKong".
2. 2. Also, @Apple allegedly imposed restrictive guidelines, requiring workers not to wear yellow or black in their memoji which will be displayed on their lanyards. Managers even threatened employees with the sack if they refused to change their memoji.
3. If it is really the case, it will be unbelievably scandalous if tech giants like @Apple help #Beijing to impose Chinese-style censorship at the workplace and suppress the city's vanishing freedoms of expression.
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[My thought after HK police issued arrest warrants to my friends]
patreon.com/posts/39964797/

1/When #HKers hope to secure a historic majority in the upcoming election, Gov postponed election & asked #Beijing to deal with whether and how incumbent lawmakers can extend their tenure.
2/ It is widely expected that #Beijing will tighten its curb on the city’s legislature by setting up new rubber-stamp legislature without real oppositions. The rubber-stamp legislature is not new to #Hongkong.
3/ Earlier in 1997, #Beijing has once set up a provisional legislature with #Beijing handpicked members and no mandate from voters. The body had passed several draconian bills including stricter restrictions on assemblies, demonstrations and associations.
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[The city's largest-ever DNA collection by #China]

1. Starting from today, #Beijing will send medical personnel from China to #HK for mass testing. Just like #nationalsecuritylaw legislation, the decision is unilaterally imposed without public consultation. Image
2. Up to now, Beijing and #hkgov fail to provide details primarily about how DNA samples will be used during and after test, and whether those samples collected will be sent to Mainland afterwards.
3. Worse still, even the city’s head in charge of controlling #covid19 never heard of the plan. As a result, it casts more doubts on whether #China is imposing genetic surveillance in #HK while #hkpolice recently took DNA swabs of #hkprotesters under sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw Image
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[I was just disqualified from LegCo election, despite being the biggest winner in #Hkprimaries]

1. Few minutes ago, I was just disqualified from running in the upcoming LegCo election in #Hongkong, even though I got the highest vote share in the primary, w/ 30000+ votes obtained
2. The excuse they use is that I describe #nationalsecuritylaw as a draconian law, which shows that I do not support this sweeping law.
3. Despite 610,000+ #Hongkongers voting in #HK’s primary, #Beijing now staged the biggest-ever crackdowns on the city’s election, by disqualifying nearly all pro-democracy runners, from young progressive groups to traditional moderate parties.
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[When op-eds, open letters and speeches at public hearings become excuses of political screening]

1. Today I received the letter from #Hongkong's electoral officer, questioning my political stance, a ploy commonly used by #Beijing to disqualify candidates from election.
2. The letter quotes following as excuses:
-@appledaily_hk coverage of my speech at @CECCgov public hearing on #HK autonomy
-my @washingtonpost op-ed commenting on #Beijing’s move to expelling US journalists
-an open letter to @SecPompeo co-signed by disbanded @demosisto & #HKers
3. Clearly, under the new #nationalsecuritylaw, political screening covers candidates’ social media accounts, media interviews and election flyers. Even an op-ed piece could be framed as “colluding with foreign forces” and used as excuses for political purges.
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**A THREAD ON #TAIWAN: A REAL DIGITAL SUCCESS STORY**

How much of a difference can 100 miles and effective social media surveillance make? A whole lot if you take Taiwan’s success against #COVID19 into consideration.
#Taiwan, is only around 100 miles away from the coast of south eastern China. The country has a lot of trade and exchange with #China and yet is at a healthily low 159th position when it comes to the COVID19 standings. Taiwan only has a paltry 455 cases and 7 deaths.
If someone were to place a bet on Taiwan having only 455 cases after 6 months of #COVID19, that too without nationwide lockdowns, that person would have become a billionaire now. #Taiwan owes its success to technology. Period.
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Beipanjiang Bridge, spanning the Nizhu River in #China at a height of 565 meters

World's Highest Bridge and one of the greatest engineering achievements

Completed in 5 years

It is over 200m taller than India's (still) under construction Chenab rail bridge in Kashmir
No other region on earth has as many high bridges as China’s remote Western Province of #Guizhou

The province is now home to more high bridges than every other country on earth combined

By 2020, Guizhou will have more then 250 bridges over 100 meters high
Of the world’s 20 super-high spans that exceed 300 meters from deck to water, all are in #China except for 3

And #China didn't just invest in bridges

It constructed some of the most gorgeous highways in the world

This is Hepu-Napo Expressway in neighbouring #Guilin province
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#FullText of Press Statement by @SecPompeo @StateDept, “U.S. Position on #Maritime Claims in the #SouthChinaSea,” 13 July 2020:

bit.ly/SecPompeoSCS

"The United States champions a free & open Indo-Pacific. ..."

andrewerickson.com/2020/07/secret…

(Maps from @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks)
"Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the #SouthChinaSea. We are making clear: #Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them."
"In the #SouthChinaSea, we seek to preserve peace and stability, uphold #freedom of the #seas in a manner consistent with international #law, maintain the unimpeded flow of #commerce, and oppose any attempt to use coercion or force to settle disputes."

bit.ly/SecPompeoSCS
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1. Today is the last day for our pro-democracy primaries. Over 230,000 #HKers have already cast their votes yesterday, well exceeding the original target turnout. With this significant turnout, I am really proud of everyone who has queued and waited in the summer heat.
2. One day more for our last free election, our new target will be 500,000, which amounts to 30% of votes in pro-democracy camp and 10% of the total registered voter in #Hongkong.
3. With 500,000 HKers casting their ballots amid #Beijing’s threats and sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw, our determination would send a strong message to the world: #Hongkongers will not surrender. No matter how repressive the regime goes against us, we will not bow to tyranny.
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#THREAD: #Chinese virologist accuses #Beijing of #coronavirus cover-up, flees #HongKong:

'I know how they treat whistleblowers'

She says her supervisors also ignored research she was doing that she believes could have saved lives.

foxnews.com/world/chinese-…
Hours before she boarded an April 28 Cathay Pacific flight to the US, the respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health had plotted her escape, packing her bag and sneaking past the censors and video cameras on campus.
She had her passport and her purse and was about to leave all of her loved ones behind. If she was caught, she knew she could be thrown in jail -- or, worse, rendered one of the "disappeared."
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