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From quarantine straight into lockdown. This morning 6am I should have left my #quarantine hotel in #Shanghai after 10 days. Instead, I stood in front of a locked door with my suitcases already packed. The quarantine hotel is under #lockdown.

Welcome to #ZeroCovid #China (1/6) Image
Inbound travelers are subject to 7 days of centralized quarantine, followed by 3 days of home monitoring for most cities. However, not everyone can go home after 7 days. Local authorities have the final say and often say no. (2/6)
Quarantine in China means being locked up in the same room for 24 hours a day. And a lot of nose and throat swabs. Seven in total. Twice they even tested the surface of my cup, my mobile phone and the sink. (3/6) Image
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By @vwang3: "So when a hotel employee woke me up a little after 7 a.m. to explain that we were not allowed to step outside for four days, my initial disorientation quickly turned to resignation.

Of course this happened. I live in #China."…
"A sense of possible disaster always lurks, driven by the experiences of Shanghai and other cities, where sudden lockdowns have left residents without food or medicine. A friend bought a second freezer so she could stock up on groceries."
"Yet the policies have been in place for so long, and with so little sign of easing, that navigating them feels — if not normal — at least routine."
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“The United States and #China need to reopen dialogue over the #Taiwan issue — but such a conversation should take place discreetly, an analyst said.”…
The two superpowers are currently playing a "blame game" with each other, and dialogue needs to be reestablished, said Paul Haenle, who holds the Maurice R. Greenberg director's chair at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
"The Chinese have pulled down the dialogue in the aftermath of Pelosi's visit. I would argue, frankly, you got to open it up," Haenle said.
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“Moderna has refused to hand over to #China the core intellectual property behind the development of its breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine, leading to a collapse in negotiations on its sale there, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.”…
Moderna turned down Beijing’s request to hand over the recipe for its messenger RNA vaccine because of commercial and safety concerns, said two people involved in negotiations that took place between 2020 and 2021.
The vaccine maker says it is still “eager” to sell the product to China.
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“Two small Taiwanese groups at far ends of the debate over relations with Beijing marked #China's national day on Saturday with flag raisings and flag burnings, very opposite responses at a time of rising tension over the Taiwan Strait.”…
In a rural part of Tainan in the south, the Taiwan People's Communist Party gathered about 200 people, mostly elderly, to sing China's national anthem and raise the country's flag on what the party referred to in a news release as "a sacred part of China's territory".
Lin Te-wang, the chairman of the party which has no elected officials and is very fringe, told Reuters that China was no threat, despite the recent war games which were condemned by all of Taiwan's mainstream parties.
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“Officials from the ministry of public security said on Tuesday they had arrested more than 1.43 million "suspects" nationwide in a mass "stability maintenance" operation.”
“Ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders visited a shrine to revolutionary martyrs on Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Friday, kicking off official celebrations ahead of the Oct. 1 National Day.”
“Beijing rights activist Ye Jinghuan said major boulevards on both sides of Tiananmen Square were closed to traffic ahead of the ceremony, while trains weren't stopping at Tiananmen and Qianmen subway stations.”
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"A bipartisan group of 15 senators is seeking to create a commission tasked with formulating a 'grand strategy' on #China that avoids conflict with the world’s most populous nation while allowing the U.S. to pursue its interests."…
"Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Friday they would introduce legislation to create a China Grand Strategy Commission, ...
... which would be given two years to develop a whole-of-government approach guiding Washington’s relationship with Beijing."
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"Scott Moskowitz, geopolitical risk analyst for APAC at Morning Consult, says that state-controlled media in #China has played up examples of anti-Asian violence in the US in order to make its citizens less interested in going there."…
It's "a strategically curated ecosystem that over-reports and sensationalizes negative foreign news compared to the tight controls on coverage of challenging or disturbing domestic instance," he says.
And Yu's beliefs bear that out.
"They look at people discriminately (there)," she says. "Not only for Chinese, but for Black people. It's very difficult to get fair treatment for all people in the United States."
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A recent @SafeguardDefend report found that #China has opened dozens of "overseas police service stations" around the globe to monitor its citizens living abroad, including one location in New York City and three in Toronto.…
"These operations eschew official bilateral police and judicial cooperation and violate the international rule of law, and may violate the territorial integrity in third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing mechanism using illegal methods."
The report details China's extensive efforts to combat "fraud" by its citizens living overseas, in part by opening several police stations on five continents that have assisted Chinese authorities in "carrying out policing operations on foreign soil."
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" Russia on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution introduced by the United State and Albania condemning Moscow’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, and #China chose to abstain from the vote."…
"U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield introduced the resolution that called on member states not to recognize any altered status of Ukraine and obliged Russia to withdraw its troops."
"She argued in the council’s chamber that the attempted annexation of a sovereign nation’s territory went against the founding principles of the United Nations, and said ...
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Remember this world. Remember that country of #Gandhi sided with most violent colonizing thing since Rome fell. #India sided with evil that respects no life. They burn cows here for sport. They rape all living things. They put millions of Ukrainians in concentration camps
Some of them Indian ethnicity. They side with evil that stole 300k+ children. They sided with monster willing to starve and nuke world to take land that is not their own. Very people who believe in karma even after death and rebirth just condemn themselves. Don’t say it’s
Their leader. Why are their people not in streets? Indian friends here are ashamed. They won’t ever forgive their own country. Even #China condemn what Putin has done

World, all companies who outsource to Rashist collaborators must be pressured to pull out.
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Japan needs to do more than make an "empty promise" to stop human rights abuses in #China, @Dolkun_Isa from @UyghurCongress said.…
He said he had come to Japan to meet members of parliament and urge the government to press for a debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims.
Japan's motions and statements on the issue are an "empty promise, not enough to stop the ongoing genocide", Isa told reporters.

"Japanese parliament has some obligation to more actively engage in the Uyghur genocide," he said.
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A lovely story from @violazhouyi: "The happy couple stood in their living room in Guangzhou, #China, where same-sex marriage is illegal. The ceremony took place at midnight. And the officiant, appearing on Zoom, was in Utah."…
"Since the county rolled out virtual weddings during the Covid-19 pandemic, it became a wedding haven for same-sex couples who are not able to officially marry in their own countries."
"As sexual minorities in China face suppression at home, Utah County is allowing them to officially marry and celebrate their love — all for around $100. Although the marriages aren’t recognized in China, some 200 same-sex couples from mainland China and Hong Kong ...
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By @ZixuWang_News: “#China is now one of the last places on earth trying to eliminate Covid-19, and the Communist Party has relied heavily on propaganda to justify increasingly long lockdowns and burdensome testing requirements.”…
“The barrage of messages — online and on television, loudspeakers and social platforms — has become so overbearing that some citizens say it has drowned out their frustrations, downplayed the reality of the country’s tough coronavirus rules and, ...
... occasionally, bordered on the absurd.”
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Hell began here: Gordonstoun’s links to Nova Scotia date back hundreds of years. The main building was originally owned by Sir Robert Gordon who was made a baronet for Nova Scotia in 1625, four years after a charter gave Nova Scotia its name and flag.…
Gordonstoun, was a severe Scottish institution linked to pedophiles & sexual abuse of children. 5 of Queen Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren went there, despite Charles’s complaints. Physical punishment, strict discipline was used to control them.…
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Disappointing #manufacturing #PMI data out of #China this morning, with output falling again after 3 months of gains
While COVID-19 containment measures continued to dampen demand in the domestic market, China's manufacturers also reported a steepening loss of exports
The downturn looks likely to gather further momentum, with Chinese manufacturers' expectations of their output levels in the coming 12 months slumping sharply
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 219 - Comenzamos #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con este vídeo de las combatientes de #Georgia 🇬🇪 que luchan por Ucrania.

🟥 #Putin anuncia hoy el reconocimiento de las regiones ocupadas.

🟥 Según fuentes prorrusas, #Limán está rodeado.
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 219 - Este es el informe sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania correspondiente a la jornada de ayer. Atentos a la #ZonaGris, que vienen curvas.…
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 219 - Según #Rybar, #Limán está ya sitiada en todas direcciones. Y según algunos canales prorrusos, además de LNR y BARS podría haber elementos del 20ª CAA ruso todavía en la ciudad.

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"...Bloomberg Intelligence estimates it would take about eight years to move just 10% of Apple’s production capacity out of #China, where roughly 98% of the company’s iPhones have been made."…
"Scores of local component suppliers -- not to mention modern and efficient transport, communication and electricity supplies -- make it particularly difficult to get out of the world’s second-largest economy."
“With China accounting for 70% of global smartphone manufacturing and leading Chinese vendors accounting for nearly half of global shipments, the region has a well-developed supply chain, ...
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In a new survey from @gmfus, it shows that respondents are cautious about potential actions when #China invaded #Taiwan: support for diplomatic initiatives and sanctions is high, but there is little to no appetite for sending arms or troops.…
Pluralities in France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Türkiye, and the United States say they want their country to only take diplomatic steps should China invade Taiwan.
By contrast, pluralities in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom say they want their country to join others in imposing sanctions against China.
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“Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have sent an investigative team to an arts university to probe the suicide death of a rising dance star who was also an out gay man, state-backed media reported.” #China…
“Gao Yan, 19, died by suicide while at his parental home in the northern province of Hebei, where he had gone to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a time dedicated to family reunions.”
"Gao, who came first in a province-wide dance examination, had performed several times at the Spring Festival gala performance for state broadcaster CCTV in February, and who had already won a prestigious dance award, ...
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Es gibt akute Warnungen, dass #Russland taktische Nuklearsprengköpfe gegen #Ukraine erwägt. Auch wenn in dem Fall wahrscheinlich nicht nur die #NATO, sondern auch #China und #Indien intervenieren würden bitte ich euch dennoch folgende Tipps zu beachten.
Ich will keine Panik verbreiten, sondern aufklären.
Des Weiteren bitte auf den #Katastrophenschutz und entsprechende Sicherheitsbehörden achten. Warn-Apps wie #NINA und #Katwarn sind nicht perfekt, aber auch eine Schutzebene.
Ebenso die folgende Internetseite:
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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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#Population control In the 1950s and 1960s, much of the attention of eugenicists was focused on the new political interest in planetary population control. A new vocabulary anchored by the prospect of a “population bomb” (the title of Paul Ehrlich’s bestselling 1968 (1/18)
book) emerged as it became clear that the technologies of World War II had improved both life expectancy and in some instances infant mortality. The advent of antibiotics and pesticides, nutritional gains derived from food rationing and more ef f i cient agriculture, (2/18)
and success in minimizing debilitating diseases had added some 15 million to the Earth’s population each year of the war, a striking contrast to the devastating ef f ects of World War I.

That the most signif i cant growth in population was in Asia and Africa amplif i (3/18)
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Survey of key Western countries finds US "still perceived as the most influential actor in the world" BUT 'respondents predict its influence will decline sharply over the next 5 years"

per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: "Younger people generally have a less positive view than their elders of US influence in the world" per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022 finds "A clear majority of respondents in #Europe approve of
[@POTUS @JoeBiden's] handling of international affairs, w/approval highest in #Poland & lowest in #Türkiye"
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