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A Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (#RCEP) @DrRimmer link.medium.com/TPU5Q1Racib #trade #intellectualproperty #ecommerce #humanrights #SDGs #health #plainpacks #access2meds #COVID19 #Asia #auspol #auslaw
TRIPS Flexibilities and TRIPS-plus Provisions in the #RCEP Chapter on Intellectual Property: How Much Policy Space is Retained? @South_Centre southcentre.int/wp-content/upl… #trade #intellectualproperty #SDGs Image
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care theconversation.com/how-a-new-trad… @AFTINET are concerned about the trade in services provisions provisions in #RCEP. #agedcare #agedcarerc #trade #services #auspol #auslaw
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ਚੀਨ-ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸੰਬੰਧ ਅਤੇ ਚੀਨ ਦਾ “ਬੈਲਟ ਐਂਡ ਰੋਡ ਇਨਿਸ਼ੀਏਟਿਵ”

ਸਾਲ 2014 ਤੋਂ ਬੀਜਿੰਗ ਨੇ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਆਪਣੀ ਸ਼ਮੂਲੀਅਤ ਕਾਫੀ ਵਧਾ ਲਈ ਹੈ। ਚੀਨ ਦੇ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਿਵੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਟੀਚਾ ਇਸ ਖੇਤਰ ਦੇ ਕੁਦਰਤੀ ਸਾਧਨਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਆਪਣੀ ਰਸਾਈ ਕਾਇਮ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੈ।
ਮਿਸਾਲ ਵੱਜੋਂ ਬੀਜਿੰਗ ਨੇ ਸਾਲ 2007 ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਲੋਗਾਰ ਵਿਚਲੀ ਤਾਂਬੇ ਦੀ ਮੇਸ ਆਇਨਾਕ ਖਾਨ ਦੇ ਵਾਹਿਦ ਹੱਕ (ਐਕਸਕੂਸਿਵ ਰਾਈਟਸ) ਹਾਸਿਲ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਸੀ।
ਚੀਨੀ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਦੇ ਊਰਜਾ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਿਵੇਸ਼ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਰੁਚੀ ਦਿਖਾਈ ਹੈ।
ਸਾਲ 2011 ਵਿੱਚ ‘ਚਾਈਨਾ ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਪੈਟਰੋਲੀਅਮ ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਸ਼ਨ’ ਨੇ 400 ਡਾਲਰ ਦੀ ਬੋਲੀ ਲਗਾ ਕੇ ਅਮੂ ਦਰਿਆ ਦੇ ਬੇਸਿਨ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ 25 ਸਾਲ ਲਈ ਤੇਲ ਕੱਢਣ ਦੇ ਅਖਤਿਆਰ ਹਾਸਿਲ ਕਰ ਲਏ ਸਨ। ਸਮਝਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ 87 ਮਿਲੀਅਨ ਬੈਰਲ ਤੇਲ ਹੈ।
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.#MAGA[ts], this is how you get played.

@EliseStefanik (and @kayleighmcenany, of course) apparently thinks that #leadership is complaining and #lying and shrieking and NOT about proposing solutions.

But then, she's a #Republican. #Governing is NOT what the @GOP does.
.#MAGA[ts], so what's ACTUALLY going on.

@POTUS @JoeBiden spend some time with @FLOTUS because it was her birthday.

No one has a right to begrudge them that. If you have a problem with it, sit and spin. Not everything is about you nor is it always your business.
.#MAGA[ts], the deal with #gasprices, as has been explained, many times, is that we are seeing a seasonal rise in prices that were, for a time, aggravated by the recent #ColonialPipeline hack that resulted in the closing of the pipeline.
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Revealing Schemes regards conspiracy theories as a form of propaganda and asks why regimes promote them. Moving beyond the conventional wisdom about paranoid or tyrannical personal styles, it examines how conspiracy claims emerge from the dynamics of (post-Soviet) politics.
In a nutshell, I argue that conspiracy claims stem from: 1) political competition, which draws incumbents into fray; 2) destabilizing events, which must be publicly accounted for; and 3) geopolitics, which influences what is worth commenting on.
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THREAD
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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An unexpected manifestation of the pandemic is the bifurcation of the global order in a way unseen since the Cold War. It begs the question—is the world witnessing the beginning of a new bipolar era of global competition? A thread 🧵#GlobalSystem #geopolitics #RaisinaFiles
In the presence of a hegemon, there is always a process of polarisation that leads to the creation of a secondary system organised around a pole consisting of a single competitor or a group of rivals that seek to undermine the incumbent’s global power supremacy.
A global reserve currency is not possible nowadays without global power projection capabilities
that enable the US to control the interconnected flows of goods, capital, services, data, & protect trade & transport routes from disruptions that might result in major supply shocks.
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#Thread about #China and his #relationship with #Burma ! #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar
#protest #HumanRightsViolations #geopolitics :

Beijing favors the democratically elected government in Burma.

Source:
by @NZZAusland
nzz.ch/international/…
In contrast to the military junta, it is considered predictable and reliable
After the military coup in Burma, there were rumors that Beijing was behind the coup and would benefit from it. However, the reality is different. Xi Jinping would probably choose Aung San Suu Kyi.
Beijing has so far not made up its mind to show empathy for the protesters who have been killed.
To make matters worse, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Burma in mid-January, which is why rumors arose that the Chinese rulers had prepared the coup with this visit.
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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 about #NIKE #adidas #China #Uiguri #transparency #geopolitics :

Companies such as H&M, Adidas and Nike no longer want to process cotton from Xinjiang because of forced labor allegations. Therefore, the Chinese media are now calling for a boycott of the brands.
According to estimates by the United Nations and human rights organizations, China is holding up to one million Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Source:
nzz.ch/wirtschaft/hm-…
According to studies by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the regime uses Uighur slave labor on a large scale in cotton production. China's government vehemently denies the allegations. Around 20% of the cotton produced worldwide comes from Xinjiang.
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#Thread about #NearEast #China #Oil #Iran #nuclearweapons #5G #geopolitics :

Beijing is counting on reviving the nuclear deal with Tehran

Historically, China had maintained relationships with the Middle East to secure and diversify energy supplies.

nzz.ch/international/…
In the ranking of those countries from which China imports the most oil, five still come from the region. Saudi Arabia leads the ranking ahead of Russia.
The main oil suppliers of China
Import in 2020, in millions of tons

#Oil #SaudiArabia #Russia
by @NZZAusland @NZZ
Source: nzz.ch/international/…
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#Thread about #CommodityMarket #trade #geopolitics #Switzerland :

Despite billions in sales, the names of the major commodity traders such as Vitol, Cargill, Trafigura, Mercuria or Louis Dreyfus are largely unknown to the general public.

nzz.ch/pro-global/per…
After all, the Swiss raw materials group Glencore has emerged from the dark after its IPO in 2011 and several scandals that made headlines.
The numbers are impressive: the three retailers Cargill, Vitol and Glencore made a combined net profit of around 76 billion dollars in the decade before 2011. This is more than Apple's or Coca-Cola's profit during that period
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Thread: 9/n
well, you could a Documentary costing millions made by RTE/BBC/ZDF/CNN etc etc, or you could watch a video made by a guy in his car @BeyondRoom313 absolutely nailing it.
#BallymunBard

After a year where I've watched (so-called) Irish "Professors" (Medieval - they profess to know) coming on TV & basically-& there's no kind way to put it-telling bare-faced lies & untruths; ppl who are elevated in our society, put in positions of public trust, & betray that trust
why do I say this?
Yes, I have a PhD (Permanent Head Damage), which while though not in any 'Health Science' is in Biological/Biochemical Sciences, so can pick up/absorb large amts of data in real time. Grasp basic concepts/know them already
I also know how #PCR works
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#BREAKING
⭐CHINA SETS 2021 GDP GROWTH TARGET AT ABOVE 6%, AIMS TO ADD MORE THAN 11M URBAN JOBS IN 2021.
#China #NPC #两会 #Twosessions
CHINA TARGETS SURVEYED JOBLESS RATE AT 5.5% IN 2021, TARGET 2021 CPI GROWTH AT ABOUT 3%.
REITERATES MONETARY POLICY TO BE PRUDENT
#China #unemployment #CPI #twosessions2021
🇨🇳
CHINA PLANS 2021 BUDGET DEFICIT AT 3.2% OF GDP VS 3.6% A YEAR AGO.
#GDP #DEFICIT #China #NPC🇨🇳
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#BREAKING Here a #Thread about #Afghanistan #Taliban #USArmy and #news :

Peace process in Afghanistan: USA wants to delay troop withdrawal, Taliban strictly oppose delaying troop withdrawal of the American troop withdrawal
#Peace #terrorism #geopolitics #BreakingNews
Local media reported that the US had proposed a major international Afghanistan conference in which the United Nations would play an important role.
The Taliban strictly oppose postponing the planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

At the beginning of last year, the United States had promised the Taliban a troop withdrawal by May 1, 2021. In return, they committed to peace talks with the government.
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Here a Thread about #Norwegian and #Peace #politics and the @NATO:
The Norwegians want their government to be more transparent about security policy

#Russia #China #geopolitics #USA

nzz.ch/international/…
The arrival of an American bomber squadron for a stay of several weeks in Norway caused considerable political unrest. Critics fear an undermining of the country's security doctrine, which prohibits the stationing of foreign soldiers in peacetime.
The left-leaning daily «Dagsavisen», for example, stated that it was about another example of Norway becoming more and more of a «prominent American military base».
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According to media reports, China's authorities are considering restricting rare earths exports. At the same time, the government announced that it would sharply increase the production quotas for the current year.
nzz.ch/pro-global/per…
#China #Commodities #geopolitics #green
Booted up vigorously

China's rare earth production, in tons per year (in thousands)
by @NZZ
nzz.ch/pro-global/per…

#China #Commodities #geopolitics #green #Graphic Image
About 80 percent of all rare earths consumed worldwide come from China.
#China #Commodities #geopolitics #green
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Not crude oil and natural gas, but raw materials such as cobalt, tungsten or lithium will shape geopolitics in the future

With the energy transition, the importance of metals that are used for batteries is increasing.

nzz.ch/pro-global/per…

#China #Commodities
However, the fall in the price of many raw materials from 2012 onwards put questions about security of supply into the background, especially in European politics and industry.
#CommodityMarket
#China #Commodities #Oil #oilandgasindustry #geopolitics #news #Europe #green #energy
To this day, Asian and above all Chinese companies dominate battery production, so that a considerable part of future value creation and jobs in the European automotive industry are in danger of being lost.

#CommodityMarket
#China #Commodities #Oil #geopolitics #news #Europe
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#Geopolitics My geopolitics compilation of everything interesting
foreignpolicy.com/2021/02/01/fra…
Former Trump diplomat warns of rising Russian influence in Middle East
arabnews.com/node/1804561/a…
When Free Trade Agreement is used as an argument to spread anarchy
reut.rs/3jz3tny
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/26/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/dai…
Ground-breaking films show RNA’s complex curves take shape : Research Highlights

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#rna #shape
The geopolitics of climate - World Game

brunomacaes.substack.com/p/the-geopolit…

#geopolitics #climate
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The latest #OCC guidance allowing settlement through #stablecoins is exciting but with many side effects. There are threads that link it to the #Bitcoin price and ATHs, #Tether ,#Libra , #JPMorgan #WallStreet , #DCEP. I'm watching out for 6 aspects 👇1/n
1 - What most have caught on to is that stablecoins getting linked to banks will eventually make them more regulated and justify full AML/KYC disclosures. This will eventually be required everywhere, not just in the US. Another impact would be on reserve management..2/n
2 - There are few credible audits on the reserves of stablecoins. This will have implications for the #Bitcoin price. Many are aware that Bitcoin rice pumps are often correlated to heavy #Tether minting and movements from whale wallets. 3/n
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#LjVideoSelection👌

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#RIPMiltonObote
#Uganda
#UPC
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#LiberationWar
#IdiAmin
#AhAhUPC🎵🎶
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@UnrollHelper @k_helca Thank U🌷Dutch tulip 4U

Dear @mfa_russia🌷 you might remember I replied to your message as @k_helca Starsailoress. As usual I got suspended so my #MH17😢evidence is gone. Pls save my thread for your files; I might get suspended again📩 @Het_OM #WarOnTruth
@UnrollHelper @k_helca @mfa_russia @Het_OM 📩MFA Russia Sec #Lavrov🌷

Key #MH17😢evidence
#Motive🔔12m:14s

Prof.#JoepLange🌿addresses @GovNL @MinPres #Rutte

In reply I'll attach thread I've written @ parallel universe

MH17🚩 #WarOnRussia
#AIDS🔔connects it
to #Corona🔔
via #PCRtest🔔
& #Fauci😫
@UnrollHelper @k_helca @mfa_russia @Het_OM @GovNL @MinPres Intermezzo1

#MH17🚩 #WarOnRussia

Brilliant🌍 review by historian @WebsterGTarpley🌷 focus on #GeoPolitics of MH17 & U.S. #ForeignPolicy😫

#NATO🚩 drills #Breeze🚩 got re-directed🚩 went live

MH17 ✈ #Ukraine's airspace

SUBPOENA 🚢 #USSVellaGulf
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Working on report (later to expand to analytical article) on Iran's FP towards Artsakh war. Is very complex. Most researchers (Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Turks, Russians, Israelis, and Westerners) agree that #Iran has lost its political and economic leverage in the region.
-From this "agreement", #Tehran has lost its transit role in #SouthCaucasus.
-#Israel has politically and economically isolated #Iran.
-#Tehran still has concerns over the presence of Turkish influence, possible Israeli bases, and the possibility of resettlement of #Syrians in the newly captured areas (although reports claim they had returned to Northern #Syria).
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1/15
What is the current status of #Shushi?
Well ambiguous, according to the "agreement" it's part of #Azerbaijan, but in reality, now Russian "peacekeeping" forces entered the outskirts of the city, & surrounded by #Armenian forces, Azerbaijani forces are trapped:
2/15
Today, Az officially asked the Russian Defense Ministry to provide them with a corridor to Shushi. Russia has not responded yet. Today, General Rustam Muradov Commander of Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh met with the Pres #Artsakh which infuriated the Azerbaijani side.
3/15
(This is a de facto recognition of Artsakh authorities by the Russian side, at least for now). Moreover, Russian state media, Sputnik, published a video showing the deployment of Russian heavy artillery and BM-21 Grad MRLS in Lachin and the surrounding areas.
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