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Mini-outbreaks of #coronavirus in Beijing heighten fears. Clusters detected at two hospitals in part of #China capital home to gov’t offices like Finance Ministry, central bank & financial institutions. “Infection density” in district “just lower” than Wuhan, state media reports.
“According to a table which compares the ‘infection density’ of cities or areas — the number of confirmed cases per square kilometer —Xicheng district ranks second, with an infection density just lower than the epicenter Wuhan.” @globaltimesnews…
Zhongnanhai, the central HQ of #China Communist Party and State Council, is in Xicheng district. It houses the offices of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. #coronavirus
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Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "As of 6am GVA time this morning, #China has reported 74,675 cases of #COVID19 to WHO, including 2121 deaths.

The data from 🇨🇳 continue to show a decline in new cases. Once again, we’re encouraged by this trend, but this is no time for complacency"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
@DrTedros "Outside #China, there are now 1076 #COVID19 cases in 26 countries, with seven deaths.

In the past 24 hours the Islamic Republic of #Iran has reported 5 cases, 2 of which have died"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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Official #China #coronavirus figures today: infected 74,677; additional probably infected 4,922; Recovered 16,588; dead 2,122 (yes we all know the figures don't capture all cases). Over 24 hours #Hubei added only an extra 349 cases compared to around 1,700 the day before.
Buuuuut! Would you believe that #Hubei has gone back to the old way of counting "infected" #coronavirus cases again. So, apart from providing an explanation for a drop in cases, we now have the trend mapping messed up again. So in Hubei back to needing a lab result to be counted.
This is problematic because given the flawed nature of the counting (definitely not catching all cases) the most useful aspect of the official #coronavirus numbers has been watching the trend to see if the sickness spreading/receding. Each time the accounting changes it stuffs it
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[No one can fight an endless war with limited weapons]

1/ Unfortunately, this piece appeals to identity politics & loses touch with reality in #HK, especially #HKGov's messy mishandling over the past few weeks. It's #quarantine rule is entirely toothless.…
2/ Though people returned from #China are required to be quarantined, they can actually leave home during 14-day incubation. Although inflected with #COVID19, a Wuhan couple were also found fled from hospital to escape from quarantine.
3/ All these mean the concern over community spread is real. And concerns grow when our adjacent province, Guangdong, is now the second hardest-hit after Hubei. Don’t forget, over 80 cities in #China have already been sealed to stop the virus spread.
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#BREAKING: Security forces of #Iran's Islamic Regime including #IRGC Ground Force are now sending their troops and military equipment including these MRAPs to the city of #Qom in-order to establish military curfew over #CoronaVirus outbreak & death of two people in the city!
#BREAKING: Another video shows arrival of the MRAPs of #IRGC Ground Force at the entry points of the city of #Qom for military curfew and closure of main roads to the city over the #CoronaVirus outbreak in the city!
Video shows a #CoronaVirus infected patient who was transported from #Qom to #Tehran's Farmaniyeh hospital. He was a high profile patient (probably relative of a regime authority).
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It seems like a good time to remind everyone, why we are heading into an economic crisis.

A thread on the fragility of the global #economy.

There, naturally, is no other place to start than this.👇 1/
@CNBCJulianna @KellyCNBC @SaraEisen @GeoffCutmore
Yet, everything begins from the GFC.

Like we noted in a blog published on the 10th anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers, very little has actually been fixed in the global financial system.👇 2/…
While the US banks are now bigger than before 2008 crisis, the biggest problems lay in Europe.

The European banks remained under-capitalized and filled with toxic assets, and the policies of the #ECB made everything worse. 👇 3/…
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Insufficient research is coming out of #China on the subset of #coronavirus/ #COVID19 patients experiencing cytokine storm, which is apparently the cause of deaths attributable to “multi-organ failure” & which was also seen w/ #SARS patients… (1/3)
… in particular, we need to know what’s triggering this massive immunological “cytokine storm” response in some patients and what they might all share in common.

#China’s authorities have also said re-infection w/ #coronavirus/#COVID19 *might* be possible. If true… (2/3)
… (3/3) we need to know if the risk for cytokine storm is increased in this subset of patients.

As they‘d no-longer be immunologically naïve to #coronavirus/#COVID19, this subset of re-infected patients *could* theoretically be at greater risk for this very dangerous condition.
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Anybody saying “there’s too many people” is by definition MISANTHROPIC.

And intellectually lazy. If this girl‘s a #ClimateChange activist, a less lazy statement would be “people/tech are too inefficient.” That‘d give her a logical escape route… (1/4)
… that doesn’t involve “population reduction” (read: mass murder, a #OneChildPolicy/#TwoChildPolicy of forced abortions & sterilizations, etc.).

“Overpopulation” is a myth or — at least — a very sad, sick, & even evil way of diminishing the value of human life… (2/4)
… MOREOVER, while #China DOESN’T have “too many people,” they DO have too much LAND.

What the Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) today calls “China” is an amalgamation of STOLEN land. #EastTurkistan, #Tibet, #Ningxia, #SouthMongolia, #Manchuria, #HongKong & others areas… (3/4)
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LIVE on #Periscope: Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "I’d like to start today by talking not about #COVID19, but about #Syria.
Since the 1st of December, dozens of health facilities have suspended services in the Idleb & Aleppo areas. Out of nearly 550 health facilities in northwest Syria, only about half are operational"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "2 attacks on health facilities took place yesterday afternoon, on 2 separate hospitals in Aleppo. Luckily, there were no casualties.

We repeat: health facilities & #healthworkers are #NotATarget in conflict & attacks on health are a breach of international law"-@DrTedros
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🔔 A newly revealed database exposes in extraordinary detail the main reasons for the detentions of hundreds of #Uighurs in the #Xinjiang region of #China 🇨🇳
📑 This is the third leak of official Chinese government documents that shed light on crackdowns on the #UyghurMuslims in #China.

Our Beijing correspondent @ChPilgrim breaks down some of the findings ⤵️
@ChPilgrim In #China’s northwestern #Xinjiang region, more than one million ethnic #Uighurs are believed to be held in internment camps.

France 24 was able to gather rare testimony recounting the horror of the camps in this #exclusive report ⤵️
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The CCP/#China has also been gunning for India . They've been providing records $ of funding to Indian tech startups, and we all know what'll happen.

They're going to use India's tech sector to help them achieve China's "Made in China 2025 Plan" and dominate the tech industry.
Just as they've done in the US & other places, China will also steal their IP and trade secrets, use their data to build their own similar technology, and then flood the market with their own products.
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Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "As of 6am GVA time today, #China has reported 70,635 cases of #COVID19 to WHO, including 1772 deaths.

In the past 24 hours 🇨🇳 has reported 2051 new cases, which includes both clinically- & lab-confirmed cases.

94% of new cases continue to come from Hubei province"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "Outside #China, WHO has received reports of 694 #COVID19 cases from 25 countries & three deaths.

As more data comes in from 🇨🇳, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the outbreak, how it’s developing & where it could be headed"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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760 million people in #China under some kind of residential lockdown, or more than half the country’s population

To Tame #coronavirus, Mao-Style Social Control Blankets China…
China flooded cities & villages with battalions of neighborhood busybodies, uniformed volunteers & Party representatives to carry out one of the biggest social control campaigns in history

The goal: to keep hundreds of millions of people away from everyone but their closest kin
The nation is battling the coronavirus outbreak with a grassroots mobilization reminiscent of former Chairman Mao Zedong’s mass crusades, not seen in China in decades — essentially entrusting front-line epidemic prevention to a supercharged version of a neighborhood watch
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Secretary Pompeo is on a 10-day trip through Africa and the Middle East.

Today he signed an agreement with Senegal to help them with infrastructure projects to counter #China's influence across the region.
Secretary Pompeo visited Angola today and praised them for working against corruption, such as in the Dos Santos case.

Currently, Angola is also heavily indebted to #China.…
Last week, Angola seized over 1/2 Million worth of property involved in the Dos Santos scandal.

Guess in whose possession those properties were?

The China International Fund CIF, Limited (CIF Hong Kong) and China International Fund Angola.…
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Following recent signs of continuous warming relationship between #China and the Vatican, the highest level meeting between both sides happened on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference, further paving ways for formal ties to be formed ...…
... further down the road. #Taiwan has been actively trying to highlight its commitment to defending religious freedom in Asia through active participation in international level events, yet the Vatican might choose to overlook the importance of that.
On top of that, #China has a long history of oppressing its religious community, including the Catholics and many in the community criticized the deal that the Vatican struck with Beijing in 2018. Beijing’s campaign to “sinicize” all religions doesn’t seem to bother @Pontifex.
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#China's Ministry of Science says they need to strengthen the management of laboratories, especially #viruses. Chinese report: , I'll put google's English translation below. My comment: When #CCP says they need to strengthen sth, problems already occur.
1. Auto translation of official report: Ministry of Science and Technology: Strengthen management of laboratories, especially viruses
The State Council ’s joint defense and joint control machine is scheduled to hold a press conference at 15 o’clock on February 15 to introduce
2. the latest progress of drug research and development and scientific research.
Wu Yuanbin, director of the Department of Social Development and Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology, introduced at the meeting that in order to promote
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Live with @DrTedros on health security from the @MunSecConf. #MSC2020…
@DrTedros @MunSecConf Yesterday I was in Kinshasa, in #DRC, meeting with the President & other senior ministers to review progress against the #Ebola outbreak & to work together on a plan to strengthen 🇨🇩’s health system so that it never sees another outbreak like this again”-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
@DrTedros @MunSecConf "I’d like to thank the 🇨🇩 President for his leadership & for his vision of a healthier & safer #DRC"-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
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Great to be @MiddleEastInst for an event on #EU-#MiddleEast relations with @AlexVatanka, Przemyslaw Osiewicz and @KianpourWorld. What do changes in EU personnel and the new @EU_Commission mean for EU-MENA relations?
Listen to our own MENA episode on Europe and #Iran here:…
What are the main issues in MENA region for EU?
1) #MiddleEast Peace Plan
2) Iran
3) #Libya
4) #Syria

For reference, here is Osiewicz's latest MEI piece:…
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@DrTedros "I am speaking to you from 🇨🇩, where I have met with @Presidence_RDC, ministers, @UN colleagues & partners to review the impressive progress that has been made to end #Ebola & to talk about future plans to ensure that everyone in 🇨🇩 can access quality health services"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @Presidence_RDC @UN "I have been impressed with the commitment of @Presidence_RDC & his government to ending the #Ebola outbreak in eastern #DRC and I would like to urge the whole world to recommit to getting to zero Ebola cases"-@DrTedros
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On Thursday 14’840 cases, including 13’332 clinically diagnosed #COVID19 cases were reported from Hubei, #China.
This is the first time 🇨🇳 has reported clinically diagnosed cases in addition to laboratory-confirmed cases

@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO For consistency, we report in the #COVID19 WHO Situation Report only the number of laboratory-confirmed cases


@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO WHO has formally requested additional information on the #COVID19 clinically diagnosed cases, in particular when these have occurred in the course of the outbreak and whether suspect cases were reclassified as clinically diagnosed cases.


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Latest for @dw_chinese - In response to #LiWenliang's death, a group of intellectuals and activists in #China issued a public statement, calling on #Beijing to designate February 6 as the "Freedom of Expression Day" and release all political prisoners.…
@dw_chinese I talked to one of the signatories of the statement, prominent human rights lawyer @wangyulawyer, who experienced cruel crackdown and detention from #Beijing during the 709 crackdown against human rights lawyers.
@dw_chinese @wangyulawyer She thinks that authoritarian regimes rely on "lies and violence" to stay in power, but Dr. Li's passing allows many people in China to realize that the current regime is a government that's afraid of truth.
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#China Telecommunications company #Huawei and two of its subsidiaries have been charged with racketeering conspiracy and trade secret theft conspiracy!

Oops, my mistake, I read it too quickly!

2 US subsidiaries have been charged.

ON top of that, 4 other official and unofficial Huawei subsidiaries were charged.
Here’s who exactly was indicted:

Huawei Device Co LTD
Huawei Device USA Inc
Futurewei Technologies Inc
Skycom Tech Co LTD (Skycom)
Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng

Now, will Canada do the right thing and extradite Meng back to the US?
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@DrMikeRyan 'In the last 24 hours #China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed #COVID19 cases, bringing the total to 46,550"-@DrMikeRyan #coronavirus
@DrMikeRyan "In addition, #China reported 13,332 clinically-confirmed #COVID19 cases in Hubei province, and crucially, we understand that most of these cases relate to a period going back to the beginning of the outbreak"-@DrMikeRyan #coronavirus
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The numbers of the #Wuhan #Coronavirus infected, recovered & died, have been updated this morning.

They are admitting an overnight increase of 15,000 new cases in 24 hrs!

It's been edging up consistently at a much lower rate.
See graphic:…
2) The reported militarization of #Wuhan's #P4Lab has raised new questions about the origin of the #Covid19Virus & the apparent cover-up that has occurred since it was 1st made public.
3) #Japan reports their 1st #Wuhan death.

Then they let out that there are 44 sick on cruise liner offshore...

🤔They're doing the same thing off the #NewJersey coast. They've got a cruise ship, w/people infected w/the virus, docked or moored offshore . They brought 4 sick ....
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