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Oggi il Presidente #XiJinping ha presieduto il vertice Cina-Asia Centrale pronunciando un importante discorso.
Xi ha proposto 4 principi su come costruire una comunità #Cina-#Asia Centrale con un futuro condiviso.

È importante approfondire la fiducia reciproca strategica e sostenersi su questioni come la sovranità, l'indipendenza, la dignità nazionale e lo sviluppo a lungo termine.
I Paesi dovrebbero lavorare insieme per garantire che la loro comunità sia caratterizzata da mutua assistenza, solidarietà e fiducia reciproca.
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Yesterday, Iran lost an Asiatic #cheetah pregnant with 3 in a tragic car collision.
Fewer than 30 cheetahs exist
Outrageous reactions filled media why gov did not take mitigations to stop cheetah road collisions
Totally right, but let's see what is the problem? /1
2/It is not a normal road, but a major highway. It was not built recently, but was part of silk road for ages. Sadly, it is part of #BeltandRoad with serious expansion plans. So, the future is not good for cheetahs
Check this out:…
3/The road passes between three main #cheetah reserves
There are evidence that Asiatic cheetahs regularly move between these reserves, sometimes up-to 400 km, making them wide ranging animals

Check this out:…
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Shocking! This is an actual freight train moving over a twisted, "bendy" railway track linking Ohio and Indiana in the USA!!

It's like a 4th world country.

America should fix its sh*thole infrastructure rather than waging endless wars.

#Russia #Ukraine #China
Apparently, derailments are very common in the US. On the average, 1700 trains go off the tracks every year!

We only hear about it when really toxic/hazardous materials spill and cause a huge damage.

This is stupidity beyond belief.…
Compare this to the awesome railway infrastructure that links China and Europe — built by the Chinese government, of course.

Every month, 1000+ freight trains carry goods from China to dozens of European cities — from Hamburg to London and Madrid.

#BRI #BeltandRoad #Ohio
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My paper “Beyond ports, roads & railways: Chinese economic statecraft, the Belt and Road Initiative & the politics of financial infrastructures” is finally coming out with @EuroJournIR 🥳🥳🥳… - a short 🧵 #IR #IPE #BRI #China #BeltandRoad #CHERN
While many IR/IPE scholars focus on physical infrastructures, this article analyses the construction of Chinese financial infrastructures along the BRI as an exercise of economic statecraft within the context of the liberal, US-dominated global financial order 2/8
I trace activities of Chinese exchanges as crucial actors that facilitate financial connectivity by enabling investment into BRI projects (investment opportunities), bringing 🇨🇳investors into BRI markets (investor structure) & shaping how these markets work (investment rules) 3/8
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SCO: The most strategic and visionary group started by China.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

- 60% of the area of Eurasia
- 40% of the world population
- 30%+ of global GDP

Russia, China, India, Central Asia, and now Iran, the new member. Soon the Middle East? Image
In a typical Asian style, SCO is very inclusive and welcoming. Plenty of other countries are invited as guests, dialogue partners, observers etc.

From ASEAN to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Image
SCO originally started in 2001 as a way to counter terrorism, which was a huge problem in the 1990s, thanks to US shenanigans in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo etc.

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and others in Central Asia were afraid that their moderate Islam was being hijacked.
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#WangYang, Presidente del Comitato Nazionale della Conferenza Politica Consultiva del Popolo Cinese (CPPCC), ha incontrato oggi in collegamento video la Presidente del Senato Italiano Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati @Pres_Casellati. 🇨🇳🇮🇹 ImageImage
Wang ha affermato che #Cina e #Italia godono di una lunga amicizia e che le relazioni bilaterali si sono sviluppate in modo solido e costante.
#Cina e #Italia attueranno il consenso raggiunto dai leader dei due Paesi sfruttando il potenziale di cooperazione, costruendo congiuntamente la #beltandroad, approfondendo gli scambi interpersonali e culturali e promuovendo lo sviluppo del partenariato strategico globale.
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@jayohardeeayen sent me to this interesting thread on the impact of #sanctions on the #RussianEconomy. It’s a well thought out and grounded analysis, so no hate even as I nit pick. @IlyaMatveev_ talks trade, currency reserves, globalization, and downstream impact on Russians.
This is a vital observation: Russia relies on imports across a wide range of goods. Much of the Soviet industrial base (back when the economy was closer to autarky) was liquidated in the 90s, and now Russia is an energy/commodities exporter and an importer of everything else.
Here’s data from breaking down Russian trade by category. First, look at values: giant trade surplus. But also look at the composition - exports are overwhelmingly energy/metals and imports are machinery/electronics/everything else.
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1. Most interesting presentation by a prominent Russian academic of the economic and geopolitical rationale behind a #ChinaRussia strategic alliance. This is a key piece of the puzzle of "how we got #Putin wrong when we thought he wouldn't invade."…
2. All evidence coming from Russian independent journalists and American intelligence sources point to the same story: In Putin's mind #UkraineInvasion remained a possibility rather than a certainty until his summit with #XiJinping
Xi was key!…
3. The meeting 4 February #Beijing summit was a turning point in Chinese-Russian relations and also a milestone in the development of post-Soviet Russian foreign policy.
That's the thing I got wrong here:…
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Breaking: House Intel Committee posts @ODNIgov's 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, aka the Worldwide Threat Assessment

"#Beijing, #Moscow, #Tehran, & #Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability & intent to advance their interests at the expense of the #UnitedStates & its allies"
"#China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the #UnitedStates in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily & technologically—& is pushing to change global norms & potentially threatening its neighbors" per @ODNIgov report
"#Russia is pushing back against #Washington where it can—locally & globally—employing techniques up to & including the use of force" per @ODNIgov report, compiled w/info available up to January
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#Mali is not officially on the agenda of today's #EUAUSummit summit in Brussels.

But given the question mark that now hangs over future EU military involvement in the #Sahel, it is sure to come up on the sidelines.
The #EUAUSummit is now underway.

@eucopresident Charles Michel starts the opening ceremony by saying the relationship needs to be rethought.

The context is Africa now has other partner choices than the West: China and Russia. Image
President #Macron is addressing the #EUAUsummit now.

"The summit we're having today comes at an exceptional crossroads in time, where we as Europeans need to decide whether we want to build a unique alliance with you in Africa." Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/28/2022…
Illegals Can Now Use Arrest Warrants As Identification To Fly: TSA | ZeroHedge…

#IllegalImmigrants, #NationalSecurity, #PartisanPolitics, #TSAGuidelines
Humans Didn’t Invent Mathematics, It’s What the World Is Made Of…

#mathematics, #HoneycombConjecture, #PrimeNumbers, #discovery
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Mija prawie rok odkąd 🇱🇹 zdecydowała się na wejście w konflikt z 🇨🇳. Warto więc przyjrzeć się przebiegowi i pierwszym efektom tego konfliktu, bowiem 🇵🇱 podlega podobnym naciskom wewnętrznym (określonych kół polit. podobnie motywowanych) i zewnętrznych (określonego mocarstwa) 1/15
Litwa jako jedno z pierwszych państw jeszcze w 2020 r. zadecydowała o wykluczeniu #Huawei z udziału w budowie lokalnego systemu #5G. Litwini poszli nawet dalej i zaczęli demontować część instalacji założonych przez chiński koncern. 2/15
W marcu 2021 Litwa wycofała się z formatu współpracy ChRL z Europą Środkowowschodnią 17+1. Przy czym nie odbyło się to pragmatycznie, po cichu, lecz przy akompaniamencie kampanii propagandowej dezawuującej inicjatywę jako "dzielenie Europy", z celem mobilizacji sprzeciwu. 3/15
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/30/2021…
Global impacts of Nature’s journalism and opinion…

#journalism #OpEd,#RealWorldImpact #publications #funding
Identifying and prioritizing potential human-infecting viruses from their genome sequences…

#ZoonoticRisk #genomics #MachineLearning #models #RiskAssessment
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My presentation at the @NDTAHQ Surface Force Projection Conference questioned the need for national merchant marines by examining China and Russia's use of their own to exert hegemony from the past to the present.
The Maritime Silk Road of China's #BeltandRoad Initiative aims to defend their vital trade routes - particularly between Asia & Europe/Africa - and ensure an adequate supply of raw materials and imports to sustain their economy and country.
The historical antecedent may have been the voyages of Zheng He. When the Ming Dynasty assumed power they aimed to ensure the restoration of China as the Middle Kingdom. Their fleet demonstrated the power of China and then was scrapped as trade flowed.
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Sleepless in #Piraeus

#COSCO are increasingly uneasy about their investment in #Greece. They are desperate to get the go-ahead for a new container terminal (Pier IV), with an estimated capacity of handling some TEU2.8m a year, mostly because of competition. 1/10
In 2020, #TangerMed in #Morocco (run by #Maersk) overtook #Piraeus as the largest container port in the #Mediterranean, and #Valencia got very close. The merger between #Antwerp and #Zeebrugge also adds to what is already a fierce competition between forwarders. 2/10
So far, the government of #Greece has not agreed to the construction of a new container terminal, due to growing resistance to #COSCO’s policies from a motley crew of local stakeholders in #Piraeus and neighbouring municipalities. 3/10
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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
#Burmese Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture Image
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#BREAKING: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and China's President Xi Jinping discuss energy, trade and technology cooperation
#BREAKING: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells Chinese President Xi Jinping Saudi Arabia is ready to strengthen interconnection between the Kingdom’s #Vision2030 and China’s #BeltandRoad Initiative
#BREAKING: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and China's President Xi Jinping discuss #SaudiGreenInitiative and #MiddleEastGreenInitiative
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We are LIVE tweeting the discussion An Ocean Too Far: The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship with @TheresaAFallon, @wess_mitchell, David Petraeus, @juergenhardt and @SanninoEU. Join us for an engaging session #Raisina2021
.@TheresaAFallon: Russia is increasingly cooperating with China. Will we see the EU and US create a common front against Russia and China? Will NATO play a role in that? #Raisina2021
.@wess_mitchell: The sheer scale of China’s economic and military power will provide the impetus for US and EU to overcome their differences and come more and more into alignment #Raisina2021
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Few major headlines recently seem to be connected;

- #Greensill #Cameron #Softbank #Wirecard #Fintech
- #Bitcoin #Coinbase #Crypto #NFTs
- #Ant #JackMa #China #BeltandRoad
- New opportunities & Race to 'be first' in the new era
🇺🇸💪🇨🇳 💰🌏🌎🌍
- #GeoPolitics
- #disruption
While lockdown has been slow for some, it's certainly not been for others who have smelt the winds of change!

#SPACs are bypassing Direct Listings & IPO's in a race to market - Sucking up all that 💰 hunting for returns 📈

#Fintech joining 'Democratise & Digitalise everything'
#China seem poised to become the worlds leading power - #US are on guard! 🧐

Little bit like their former communist friends (Russia) the leadership are getting their Oligarchs/Titans in-line & on-message before their potential big push.

Everything seems to be changing around us
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THREAD: #China’s new white paper on international development cooperation was released 1 week ago. We’ve been analyzing it in depth so you don’t have to. Here are the headlines. 1/…
First, volumes. How much? On average, approx. $6.95bn a year over 2013-2018. That’s a considerable 70% increase from the $4.1bn per year from 2010-2012, in China's last such white paper (2014). 2/
The major increase is in traditional "aid". Grants have more than doubled from $1.48bn to $3.3bn, while loans have risen by 46% from $2.3bn per year to $3.35bn per year. The hit has been to interest free loans which have fallen to just 29 million per year. 3/
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Today is the day. ‘How China Loses’ is out in the US! It was a long haul with journeys to China, South Sudan, Argentina, Japan, & around Western Europe. A thread with some memorable quotes from scholars, diplomats, managers, & activists I met on the way.… Image
‘How can China call it non-interference when people are being killed?’ Henry Odwar, a South Sudanese MP, on China’s checkered legacy in the Sudans, where Beijing's military & financial support to Sudan fuelled the killing & displacement of South Sudanese civilians #SinoAfrica
‘Let me put it this way, nobody hates money’. A Chinese diplomat in Argentina on why Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative would power through political risks from new leadership in Buenos Aires. #BRI #BeltandRoad
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1) #ScoMo recently seen in AAP photo with Aussie flag face diaper on upside down. Various theories about that. Laughing at our demise, or cry for help? I think prolly the latter. #Auspol
2) Reason I say this is because he posted another highly symbolic photo on Instagram, also taken in #Melbourne. #SymbolismWillBeTheirDownFall
3) He looks like utter doofus next to 2 expert chicks. Often happens these days. It's part of globalist man-bashing psyop. He wears Oz flag on face (right way up now). It's his 2 arms against their 4. Evokes #Shiva #symbolism Dr Tedros the Mega-Flog shared in Jan 2019.
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