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Sejarah Islam di Korea. #Islam #Korea

{Sebuah utas singkat} Image
Bangsa Arab dan Persia telah menjalin kontak langsung dengan kerajaan Korea kuno lewat perdagangan jalur sutra maupun rute-rute pelayaran.
Banyak barang dari Timur Tengah yang dikirim ke Korea dan ditukar dengan emas. Porselen, perhiasan, dan patung bergaya Timur Tengah ditemukan oleh para arkeolog di Korea.
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THREAD Re. today's expected flood of "Dear #Tito" tweets:
#OTD 25 May, is birth anniversary of former #Yugoslavia leader Josip Broz Tito. Many call it his #birthday although he has been dead for 43 yrs. I do not wish to rain on their parade, merely offer my own and my family's /2 ImageImage
THREAD to clarify, question in a PM: we were a normal & pretty ordinary non-Communist family. Not (openly) anti-Communist but not collaborating with the regime in any political capacitiy. Both my grandfathers were opposed to the idea of #Yugoslavia - they realized it may have /2 ImageImageImageImage
2/ been as a noble idea but was compromised by Greater #Serbian intentions to rule without allowing for any self-expression or federalism. My paternal grandfather (pic 4), whom I barely remember, he died when I was 6, used to say “both Yugoslavias [Kingdom proclaimed in 1918 & /3
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“US propaganda paints a false picture, not only of the #DPRK, but also of the Republic of #Korea.
It doesn't tell you that #SouthKorea is not an organically created Korean state, but a state created by Washington to serve US aims: an American Korea.
It doesn't tell you that for…… ImageImage
“Stone illustrates how the eruption of full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula advanced U.S. geopolitical interests and those of its key Asian clients. The country had been unnaturally divided by the U.S. in 1945 in order to protect its control of Japan and to provide a beachhead…… Image
The willingness to believe the most ridiculous propaganda about anything related to Kim is amazingly. Image
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Everyday I see posts in different internet communities from people who are in love with #Korean culture and now want to live (study/work) in #Korea. This is both beautiful and somewhat worrying. It's beautiful that everyone is enamored with #KoreanMedia products, but
Korea is not a fantasy. It's a complex country with good things (food) and bad things (price to buy a home). To have the type of life you may fantasize about after watching some #Kdramas, the best step is to push your Korean language #fluency to the utmost possible.
And, because language is intimately tied to culture, to understand Korean at an advanced level, you need to also study the history and society of Korea. I have a pinned tweet with a bunch of book recommendations, and there are also great open access journals that
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🇰🇷 #Corée #Korea
Ce pays n'était-il pas cité pour sa politique zéro Covid puis pour l'adoption massive du "bouclier" ARNm ?
Bel exemple, non ? Image
Depuis mars 2022, où les 3/4 de la population avaient reçu le booster, jusqu'à fin janvier, la surmortalité moyenne est de +22%.
Le cumul atteint maintenant l'équivalent de 3,2 mois de mortalité ordinaire.
Très comparable à des pays en théorie + touchés. Image
Et les décès Covid, qui auraient pourtant dû être beaucoup plus rares dans un pays aussi massivement "protégé", expliquent moins de la moitié des décès en excès (41%).
Src :
🔗… Image
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#SouthKorea made a significant move today on #Japan relations, saying its own govt will compensate victims of Japanese forced labor during WWII, ending a years-long feud on the issue.

Is it progress? Why I'm pessimistic 🧵/1…
President Yoon @President_KR justified based on national interest, esp Korea's future challenges re: NK & China, & how Japan is now a country that shares "universal values" w/ South Korea. US applauded the move. What could possibly be wrong w/ that? /2
On the one hand, this appears to be a classic example of @EunbinChung 's theory of national identity affirmation (NIA) in her book, Pride, Not Prejudice, in which she argues that affirming one's own national identity/pride can help overcome past conflicts/tensions. /3
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The late Soviet leader Mikhail #Gorbachev warned — echoing President #Eisenhower — that the “greatest danger to the world is the military industrial complex.”

The first concentration camp: #Thalerhof — where thousands of Russians (and those merely suspected of Russian allegiance) were tortured, starved, and murdered in #WWI.

My full interview with Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un.

Posted in 3 parts. (See thread for links)

Part 1: End of the #ColdWar: #Reagan, #Gorbachev, Perestroika, Winds of Change, the fall of the #USSR.…
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TCM applauds the ongoing work of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction @GPWMDofficial (#GPWMD). Recent Jan 2023 newsletter is linked below.

#OPCW #gpwmd #WMD…
Key Highlights:

- GP partners are grateful to #Germany for the leadership & energy it exhibited in 2022, & are committed to supporting Japan's Presidency in 2023.
CC: Mr. Shigeki Ito, Amb, Der Dir-General of the Disarmament, Non-Proliferation & Science Department, @MofaJapan_en
- GP partners remain committed to meaningfully strengthening the Chemical Weapons Convention (#CWC) in the lead-up to the 5th Review Conference, which will be held 15-19 May in The Hague. Recent GP support to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (@OPCW ):
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It stands to reason that the masses around the world began to favor #communism after #WWII — out of gratitude to the Soviets for saving them from #fascism.

Evidently this scared the hell out of the fascists in the US government intelligence agencies. 😟
So we had a #ColdWar about it — for the next half century.

These documents were not declassified until 1997.

Quite a fetching read!…
CIA be like: “we don’t care if you’re #Nazis — if you’re against #communists, we stand with you!

How much money & weapons would you like?”
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US intelligence making a case to renew sweeping communication surveillance powers granted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - set to expire this year

"FISA Section 702 is irreplaceable" @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA Gen Paul Nakasone told @PCLOB_GOV Thursday
#FISA establishes rules US intelligence agencies when surveilling foreign powers and agents

Section 702-added in 2008-allows for targeted surveillance of electronic communications of foreign persons outside of the US

BUT critics argue it subjects Americans to unlawful searches
US intel officials, like @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA, call #FISA Section 702 a critical tool

Sec. 702 "plays an outsized role in protecting the nation, providing some of the US gvt's most valuable intelligence on our most challenging targets...It provides unique information w/minimal risk"
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Post GFC, the US ran a $3.3T deficit while #China, #Japan, #Vietnam, #bagladesh, #Korea, #Taiwan, #Brazil, #Mexico, u name it, used their relatively weaker currencies relative to dollar to dump steel and other manufacturer goods onto the DM markets 2/2
2/n The biggest consumer of these dumped widgets and other goods was/is the U.S.; The #CCP had explicit intent to destroy key industrial sectors from the United States in an attempt to garner our reliance on China and did the same to Europe, Japan, & other neighbors in the region
Naturally, beggar thy neighbor currency wars in those parts of the world offer the opposite of deflation to the us economy, due to its composition: 70%+ Services (we sit around and give each other back massages), 30% the rest. And as far as imports to, we are keeping #China alive
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1/ The best place on @Twitter to learn about energy related topics is @Mining_Atoms. But in this thread, I will specifically dive into @Tesla’s battery supply chain.
The results are surprising. I love driving a Tesla, but am I impacting the environment in a positive way? Image
2/ The key determinant of cost for any EV is the battery itself. From 2010 to 2021, the cost of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery fell from $1,200 per kWh to $132 kWh
Breaking Down the Cost of an EV Battery Cell (
3/ Tesla EV batteries: Graphite, Aluminum, Nickel, Copper, Steel, Cobalt, Manganese, Lithium, and Iron. Dominant manufacturer: #China - 56% of global market, then #Korea - 26%, #Japan - 10% and 8% from other countries.… Image
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#Poland & #Korea signed the agreement today:
Poland will purchase ~ 300 Korean #Chunmoo MLRS.

(Separately, Poland will also procure ~ 200 #HIMARS, down from an initial goal of 500, taking account of US manufacturing capacity & needs of other nations, incl. Ukraine)

Polish ministers had planned 2 days in Korea to review other systems POL is buying & sign the agreement for the Chunmoo.
Acc. to Korean media (machine translation), China blocked its airspace to disrupt the visit - shifting the ceremony to Warsaw.…

Polish DefMin, 13/10:
"Chunmoo ... have similar capabilities as ... HIMARS. They can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away. Another argument ... is the delivery time. The first Chunmoo units are to be in Poland as early as next year ... first battalion op ready by end 2023"

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16th May 2014 was the day of the results. Elections ended on 12th May 2014. See the chart …

DXY Appreciated 41.17%
INR has Depreciated by 40.1%

Thankfully we have people like me to correct your data Image
This is the comparison of FX of #India , #China, #Korea, #Malaysia, #Vietnam, #Indonesia, #Saudi with DXY since when May-2014 when Modi took over… #Saudi and #China stand out at just 15% overall depreciation vs the DXY strengthening 41%
excluding Japan since it’s a dev economy Image
Some Idiots asking for comparison in 2004-14. It’s not a correct comparison since Crude Oil became 400% ($35=>$140/bbl) during that time. So a fair comparison would be till May 2004 and 3Q 2007 when Brent Rallied b/w $35 to $75/bbl. INR appreciated vs DXY at that time (2 charts) ImageImage
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Now in #UNGA, vote to join UN "Human Rights" Council on which China & #Cameroon sit. Only 2 competitions: LatAm & Caribbean: #Chile, #CostaRica & #Venezuela (3 for 2 seats); Asia: #Afghanistan, #Bangladesh, #Kyrgyzstan, #Maldives, #Korea, #Vietnam (6 for 4 seats)
Already, it is exposed that candidates are handing out gifts (bribes) at the doorway of #UNGA. The UN is ever more corrupt under @antonioguterres - Inner City Press used to live stream this bribery, until Guterres had it thrown out…
It's Singapore, asking @UN_PGA @Csaba_Korosi_ to do his job and stop the bribery in #UNGA. Doubt he will - he has adopted @antonioguterres' censorship of Press, so why not this? Now, after gifts given, Korosi says he's shocked, like in Casablanca
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According to…

* largest tourist arrivals in the #Philippines: Koreans

* largest employment permits: #Koreans (followed by Japanese)

* largest migration: #Chinese (followed by Koreans, and then #Japanese)

#Korea #Japan #China #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines
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I leave Turkey after @UNHABITAT #ScrollofHonour
Being able to go after COVID-19 I am then leaving for Korea. Some points to remember about the 15-Minute city around the world and globally are the impact of our @Chaire_eti research work on the world:
1st Busan 15-Minute City Act☑️
#Busan Mayor Park Hyung-Jun “A 15-Minute City provides convenient facilities necessary for daily life in a short distance, improves quality of life by combining citizens’ daily lives with smart technology & changes the urban environment to become a carbon-neutral transition city"
Busan City held by the Mayor Park Hyung-joon「15 Minute City Busan Vision Proclamation Ceremony」on May 25th 2021 -…
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PM Kishida: Today is the second day of #UNGA. We held the first-ever summit-level meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and adopted a joint statement that included a call for the early entry into force of the CTBT and a strengthening of (1/4)
its verification regime. At the @GlobalFund's Replenishment Conference, together with my counterparts from the U.S., France, Germany, and elsewhere, we hammered out contributions in the field of international health. At the #HeforShe Summit, I stated my determination to (2/4)
bring about gender equality and other goals. I also took the opportunity to engage proactively in summit-level diplomacy, having summit meetings with President Marcos of the #Philippines and President Raisi of #Iran, and informal discussions with(3/4)
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"We should be harvesting fruits right now, but it's all gone, dead from the scorching sun."

"It's impossible to work out in the orchard, because the ground temperature is around 60° celsius" [140°F]

"It's too miserable to bear witness to."

'China is facing severe shortfalls in the autumn harvest of rice & wheat in the Yangtze basin...

In Sichuan province alone, 47,000 hectares have reportedly been lost, and another 433,000 hectares seared.

The problem, however, extends far beyond Sichuan'…
'Parts of the European Union could face 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 of warmer and drier conditions as Europe weathers a major drought that has fueled forest fires, dried up rivers and devastated crops'

#ClimateCrisis #food #farming #health #nutrition…
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🇰🇷📖 재미있는 한국어 Coreano divertido

Hoy vamos a aprender palabras que suenan parecido. 😆
➡ 딱딱하다 Estar duro (físicamente)
Ej.) 빵이 딱딱해요.
El pan es duro.

➡ 뚱뚱하다 Estar gordo
Ej.) 옛날에는 뚱뚱했는데 지금은 날씬해요.
Antes estaba gordo pero ahora estoy esbelto.

➡ 통통하다 Estar gordito
Ej.) 아기 볼 살이 통통해요.
El moflete del bebé está gordito.
➡ 똑똑하다 Ser inteligente
Ej.) 네가 똑똑했으면 그런 말을 안 했을 텐데...
Si fueras inteligente, no habrías dicho eso...

➡ 똘똘하다 Ser listo (no se usa para personas mayores)
Ej.) 제 친구 민수는 어렸을 때 아주 똘똘했어요.
Mi amigo Minsu era muy listo cuando era pequeño.
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#EricLevy has passed on at the age of 94. A Maoist communist, supporter of black liberation, former member of Black Unity & Freedom Party. We met him March 2020, he knew #ClaudiaJones personally and talks about her support for Mao here. #Vietnam #Korea #Mao #Stalin #Kruschev
Here #EricLecy continues to talk about his former comrade #ClaudiaJones and her comradeship with #PaulRobeson, Eric explains the meaning of the ‘African spiritual’ songs of Paul Robeson and Robeson’s attitude towards the USSR.
#EricLevy continues to talk about #PaulRobeson here, emphasising the importance of his songs and encouraging young people to listen carefully to the meaning of his songs. He explains after the Second World War there was a the turn to repression of McCarthyism.
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- The Rolling Tigers (Korea, 1950-1953) 🧵-

We already saw how the U.S. used Vietnamese superstitions and ghost stories to try to have the upper hand during the Vietnam war (1/6) #svagaiature #Korea #KoreanWar #History #Historian #UnitedStates #USA #War Image
But that wasn’t the first time the U.S. resorted to psychological warfare and scare tactics. During the Korean War the American discovered how 1950 was the year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar (2/6)
For these reasons American tank crews were ordered tiger faces and claws on their tanks in an effort to spread panic between the enemy lines, hoping that those superstitious among the Chinese in the Korean lines would run rather than shoot a tiger (3/6) Image
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The Korean Annals of the Joseon Dynasty is a chronological record of historical facts of 25 kings from the first King Taejo to King Cheoljong for the period of 472 years (1392-1863). It's the official Korean history written by government scholars in academic Chinese,
the official language of the Korea court throughout its recorded history.

In the Annals, we read the following declaration:

"China is our parent, and both Korea and Japan are sons, but our country is a filial son, and Japan is a son of thieves [equivalent to SOB]"
Today all Chinese can read the official Korean history in its original Chinese version, but Koreans can't. They can only read the translation, ie, the phonetic transcription of the Chinese characters.
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Ready for a #WHA75 tweet thread recap?!

We're about to tweet it all Agenda Item 15 #WorkingforHealth #Healthworkforce

Recordings, Committee B,…

@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/1 #WHA75 #Working4Health #USA "We are interested in co-sponsoring the resolution! The Biden Initiative will focus on protecting #healthworkforce, advancing digital tech, e.g. telemedicine and there must be equity" @USAIDGH @POTUS @Atul_Gawande @IFMSA
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/2 #WHA75 #Working4Health #China "Welcomes the progress on the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 and is interested in co-sponsoring the resolution"
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