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📸 Fai Lo / HK01
#IranProtests #IranProtests2020 #HongKong
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1/ It's terribly alarming that #HKGov barred Kenneth Roth from #HongKong for no reason. It well illustrates how #Hkgov now cooperates with #CCP to deliberately undermine our international human rights system.
2/ That is how #China’s global censorship regime works. First UK activist @benedictrogers, followed by reporters like @VJMallet and academics like @DanGarrett97, and now even US human rights advocates @KenRoth were denied entry.
3/ Bit by bit, #Beijing tightens its red line on #Hongkong, isolates this international city from the world, and puts #onecountrytwosystems in peril. The case is the best indicator of #Beijing ’s authoritarian expansion and weakening human rights situation in #China.
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My #TaiwanElection reflection - 11 hours into my work day, this is finally a moment that I can slow down and reflect on what has happened to me and my dear #Taiwan over the last 12 hours. We witnessed yet another history, one that no one saw it coming 14 months ago.
November, 2018 was a tough moment for me, with democracy facing fresh new challenges and marriage equality experiencing serious setback. That was the moment when I had doubt UN #Taiwan’s democracy, because everything I believed in suddenly looks seriously endangered.
I think my own pessimism pushed me away from covering #Taiwan politics for a while, simply because I wasn't sure if I could live through another political metldown on my own part.
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1/ Congratulations to #Taiwan’s new President #TsaiIngWen @iingwen and also #DPP @DPPonline under her lead! 👏🏻#Taiwan2020 #TaiwanElection
2/ Also glad to know many young politicians can successfully take seats in the legislature, such as #DPP’s Lai Pin-yu, Hong Shen-hang, #TSP’s Chen Bo-wei, and Independent @FreddyLim. Unfortunately, it is really pity that @enoch_tw can't make it this time.
3/ Today is the day for the majority of #Taiwaneses to choose their fate, to safeguard their democracy and freedoms, and most importantly, to say no to #CCP's authoritarian invasion. People of #Taiwan also show the world their defiance of #Beijing’s lie of #onecountrytwosystems.
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(1/n) THREAD: Setting the stage for the #TaiwanElection—happening right now!

By the #s: The big race is between Tsai Ing-wen (bottom bar) & Han Kuo-yu (middle bar)

Red: Unify w/ #China
Green: Independence
Light grey: Status Quo
Dark grey: Depends
Black: Don‘t Know

Source later
(2/n) For #Taiwan2020 the most important issue people are voting on is how #Taiwan is to relate to mainland #China.

The top bar in this graph is overall sentiment of the Taiwanese people. As you can see, the vast, vast majority favor either Status Quo or Independence from China
(3/n) You can also see that the positions of the two presidential candidates are *dramatically* different.

And as you'll learn if you watch this remarkable election primer with Lev Nachman @lnachman32, the political reality is also a lot more nuanced.
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It's #TaiwanElection day here in #Taiwan, the last bastion of democracy in the Chinese speaking world. Long queues since 8am at the voting stations in #taipei
Hearing a lot of "韩国瑜" at this voting station in #Taipei #TaiwanElection
Looks like the polling station I was at isn't a representative enough sample. Thanks goodness.
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Artists of HK (and friends!) - a #HongKong art thread

Thread of some of the HK artists & friends abroad who've been making protest art over the last few months, on Twitter, IG and Facebook. List in no particular order. Let me know if there are more to add!
.@smalltunghk is the artist behind 'Central Office Bae' and other fantastically amazing works.

.@pikat_hk really likes Pokemon, and was one of the driving forces behind #pokemonforHK 🥰 They are also just a very good egg in general.

IG: pikat.draw4fun
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#China's total exports in 2018 were $2.65 trillion, of which approximately $477 billion went to the #USA, $441 billion went to the #EU, and $157 billion to #Japan. Add #SouthKorea and #India, and that is over 50% of Chinese exports.
China's strong economy depends on the good will of a handful of governments. Gradually increasing tariffs (or economic sanctions) on Chinese imports in these and other like-minded countries and the EU, if linked to demands for: 1) human rights improvements in #HongKong, ...
... #Xinjiang, and #Tibet; 2) military deescalation in the #SouthChinaSea and #EastChinaSea, the #Korea n peninsula, and #ArunachalPradesh; 3) progression down a truly democratic path for all of China; 4) improved conditions in China for global business; and ...
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Well, this is interesting.

Luo Huining, former Governor of Qinghai Province in #China, who apparently knew former DIA Officer Ron Rockwell Hansen (who was convicted of espionage in Sept for spying for China) was just named the new head of #HongKong’s Liaison Office by the CCP.
LMAOOO...again Twitter crashed as I’m threading about China
Anyway, it was just announced today.

China replaced the head of Hong Kong Liaison Office with Luo Huining 👇👇👇👇

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Letzte Woche war #36C3, und hier sind meine Empfehlungen für Talks, die es zum Glück auch alle als Video gibt. Schaut sie an, sie sind sehr gut! #Bestof36C3

Es folgen ganz viele Video-Links, thematisch sortiert:

Zuerst über Hacker, den #CCC und sonst zu Chaos aller Art:
„The #KGB Hack: 30 Years Later - Looking back at the perhaps most dramatic instance of hacking of the 1980s and the role it had in shaping the public image of the CCC“, von Anja Drephal…
„Hack_Curio - Decoding The Cultures of Hacking One Video at a Time“ über @HackCurio, von @BiellaColeman
Und @PBialski…

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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony…
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[THREAD-1of8] #Debunking #Protester Lies Spin & #Propaganda in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution

New Years Day- Civil HR Front sponsored Protest- masked man gave statements to #AppleDaily that undercover police smashed window & broke into China Life Ins. Centre, all now proven #FALSE
[THREAD-2of8] #Debunking #Protester Lies Spin & #Propaganda in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution

Unnamed/masked "Protester" provided statements to #AppleDaily reporter and this hearsay was taken as fact without further inquiry or supporting evidence.

#False Statements HERE👇
[THREAD-3of8] #Debunking #Protester Lies Spin & #Propaganda in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution

#CHRF, aff. w "pan-Democrats" & NGOs supporting #HKProtests, posted on FB page as fact despite lacking verification.This anti-Police story went #viral across their networks.
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In UN from which SG @AntonioGuterres bans Inner City Press for 548th day, @Vietman_UN begins presser by saying there has been no request for a #UNSC meeting about #NorthKorea. #UNisIrrelevant #GuterresIsACensor while @UN_Spokesperson has not answered 9Qs - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @dakarlbkk @kima_kimbong @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi It begins: @Vietnam_UN Dang Dinh Quy says #Syria meeting tomorrow is about Ad-Lib.
No, make that Idlib. The second question goes to a travel agent who barely writes articles. He is a UN "resident correspondent" while @MelissaFleming bans Inner City Press: corrupt
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @dakarlbkk @kima_kimbong @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @VietNam_UN @MelissaFleming Earlier today banned Inner City Press in writing asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric 9 questions (all unanswered) including what are SG Guterres' comments and actions if any now that Turkey has passed a bill to allow the government to deploy troops to Libya?
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[THREAD] "Peaceful Protester" #violence against #Civilians in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution.
#MongKok 2019.11.11 - Middle-aged civilian man, thought to have taken photos of #BlackShirts, was heinously gang-#savaged by 12+ #terrorists, hidden mostly under umbrellas. See video👇1of5
[THREAD] "Peaceful Protester" #violence against #Civilians in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution.
#MongKok 2019.11.11 - After #BlackShirts intimidate man to hand over phone to check 4 incriminating photos, & after returning to him, proceeded to mob-savage like a pack of jackals. 2of5
[THREAD] "Peaceful Protester" #violence against #Civilians in #HongKong's #ColorRevolution.
#MongKok 2019.11.11 - Because this man, working in Hong Kong living in Shenzhen, spoke Mandarin on phone (not Cantonese), these #savages attacked the man with #hammers and #meathooks. 3of5
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Unorthodox Chinese. Alright, time for a proper rebuttal.
#HongKong govt leaders have often insisted that teaching Chinese in Mandarin in schools can improve students' Chinese - which is not true and not supported by any evidence. For one, Cantonese has a much longer history...
than mandarin (220AD vs Yuan Dynasty in 14th century China). The phonology of Cantonese is more similar to that of Middle Chinese, spoken in ancient China. E.g. Tang/Song poems sound better and rhyme when read in Cantonese, but not Mandarin, which has lost the entering tone.
In terms of vocabulary, it also retains more elements of Classical Chinese than Mandarin, so it's easier for a Cantonese speaker to read Classical Chinese (also given they're written in traditional Chinese characters).
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A story American press hasn't reported on yet, so I'll do the honors. In @Lithuania, Chinese tourists desecrated pro-Hong Kong crosses placed at Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai—a holy site for Christians there. More at @resurgent from yours truly…
@Lithuania @resurgent What's the significance of this story in #HongKong struggle for freedom? On 30th anniversary of #BalticWay in August, Hong Kong demonstrators recreated their own human freedom chain in a nod to 2M Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians who formed human chain for freedom vs USSR
@Lithuania @resurgent Fun fact: Lithuania was the first occupied country (of 15 nations) to break away from the USSR. "The Rainy Country" - where my family also hails from - serves as a hopeful example of freedom in present day for countries struggling to regain autonomy. Why Hong Kongers visited.
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1/ Fascistizing HK in 2020

(h/t @XinqiSu)
Via my formidable autotranslate skills🤪

#HongKong Educ secy #KevinYeung:

- #HKers are Chinese; we will punish problem teachers severely
- schools use improper biased teaching materials to mislead the mind…
@XinqiSu 2/ #KevinYeung (last yr he suggested HKers switch to Mandarin)

- 123 cases of teacher "misconduct" (incorrect views)
- 74 investigations completed; follow-up actions on 13 of them
- students who hv bn caught up in mass arrests will be threatened: "the consequences can be v srs"
@XinqiSu 3/ #KevinYeung

we have rec'd many complaints that teachers have made inappropriate comments on personal websites & we need to know if they hv done similar things on campus. Process usu takes > a mth to complete.

#antifascism #antiCCP
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This just started off a huge rabbit hole. #Pearson #Bertelsmann #Obama #Vivendi #Bronfman #TimeWarner #BMG #MusicIndustry #Print #NaziPropaganda this is a #DeepState info haven! Just look at the top inv @ Pearson. They hide behind banks & mutual fund fronts. The entire S&P is DS!
Just the top investor is #Dimensional Fund Advisors. This was created by #DavidBooth who had deep ties to #UniversityOfChicago, this is where #Obama taught school. Can you say #DeepState puppet.
#ArnoldSchwarzenegger is a huge investor, which as you know pulls in the Shriver of the #Kennedy family (JFK was her uncle) & #California cesspool which includes #Getty’s, #Newsom, #Pelosi’s, #DAlessandro families I can devote an entire thread to this consortium.
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The UN was again so lazy today it held no noon briefing, and has not answered any of the 8 questions Inner City Press submitted in writing to @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, on #NorthKorea, #Vietnam, #Libya, #HongKong, UN abuses - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments and action if any of SG Guterres on both the prosecution of Virgil Griffith for attending a crypto currency conference in #NorthKorea and this: "UN GCF & FAO are funding North Korea to deal with climate change?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked On #Libya & #Turkey (& #Syria militia), what are the comments & action if any of SG Guterres on that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to send Turkish troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month
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Latest for @dw_chinese - Into its seventh month, there is no sign that the #HongKongProtest would stop anytime soon. I talked to @KongTsungGan about the recent changes to the movement and how he thinks the movement might develop as we get close to the end of 2019.
@dw_chinese @KongTsungGan With two major rallies attracting hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the street since the DC election, Kong thinks that this is a strong indication that protesters still have strong motivations to demonstrate on the street.
@dw_chinese @KongTsungGan To him, the biggest difference is the absence of frontline protesters in large numbers. "Frontline protesters haven't carried out any large-scale actions since before District Council elections. That's the main way things have changed," he told me.
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Edinburgh Place is full for the #HK rally in solidarity w #Uighurs . In our nearly 800 protests since 6/9, this is only the 3rd to stand for others. There was a small 1 at CUHK for Uighur uni pres rumored sentenced to death & 1 for Catalunya.
Great to see the #EastTurkestan & #Tibet flags flying at the #HK solidarity rally for #Uighurs. Our fate is tied to theirs. We all have to fight together for our freedom & our rights.
Free #IlhamTohti , Free All Political Prisoners at #HK rally for #Uighurs . Ilham just received EU parliament’s #SakharovPrize this week. He’s serving life in prison in China on the entirely false charge of ‘separatism’. His daughter @JewherIlham accepted the award on his behalf.
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#China wants to make protest-free #Macau its next #HongKong - A new stock exchange will be set up there

The push to develop financial infrastructure in Macau is to compensate for market disruptions in Hong Kong that could affect #Chinese businesses…
The idea is not for Macau to replace Hong Kong but for China to have a contingency plan in case the situation in Hong Kong worsens. Two officials who helped develop the Shanghai stock exchange moved to the territory this year to help establish a yuan-based stock exchange.
Macau's new exchange will initially be focused on bond trading to encourage local and Chinese companies to issue debt in the city, according to a Chinese official familiar with the matter.
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