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-Just 3 days ago #China’s President #XiJinping asked #Chinese armed forces to focus on combat readiness
-Xi is Chairman of Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) Central Military Commission (CMC)
-In 2016 Xi made PLA, an army that is loyal to no one but himself
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-Xi restructured 4 general depts into 15 depts
-General Staff Department, General Political Department, most powerful
-2 former CMC V chairmen controlling these dept, Guo Boxiong & Xu Caihou were expelled from party for corruption
-Chairman controls PLA through General Office
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-4 members of CMC have reached official retirement age of 68
-They could step down on 16 Oct during 20th National Congress of #CCP
-Xi puts political loyalty above combat experience
-Vice-chairmen Gen Xu Qiliang & General Zhang Youxia are oldest, & be 72
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-Just 3 days ago #China’s President #XiJinping asked #Chinese armed forces to focus on combat readiness
-Xi is Chairman of Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) Central Military Commission (CMC)
-In 2016 Xi made PLA, an army that is loyal to no one but himself
2️⃣
-Xi restructured 4 general depts into 15 depts
-General Staff Department, General Political Department, most powerful
-2 former CMC V chairmen controlling these dept, Guo Boxiong & Xu Caihou were expelled from party for corruption
-Chairman controls PLA through General Office
3️⃣
-4 members of CMC have reached official retirement age of 68
-They could step down on 16 Oct during 20th National Congress of #CCP
-Xi puts political loyalty above combat experience
-Vice-chairmen Gen Xu Qiliang & General Zhang Youxia are oldest, & be 72
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#China has accused the United States of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” on #Taiwan, and has told Washington that it had “no right to interfere” in whatever methods Beijing may use to “resolve” the Taiwan issue.” aljazeera.com/amp/news/2022/…
China’s foreign ministry, in a statement on the meeting, said Washington was sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” about Taiwan, and the more rampant Taiwan’s independence activity, the less likely there would be a peaceful settlement.
“The Taiwan issue is an internal Chinese matter, and the United States has no right to interfere in what method will be used to resolve it,” the ministry cited Wang as saying.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "had a direct and honest exchange on matters related to #Taiwan" Friday, a US senior administration official said. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/09/23…
The two diplomats met for nearly 90 minutes in New York, and their conversation primarily focused on Taiwan, the official said.
According to the official, the meeting with Wang was "extremely candid, direct, constructive and in depth," and Blinken stressed "the need to maintain open lines of communication so that we can responsibly manage the US-China relationship, especially during times of tension."
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“A Chinese blockade of #Taiwan or the seizure of an offshore island would be considered an act of war and Taiwan would not surrender, a senior Taiwanese security official told Reuters using unusually strong and direct language.” channelnewsasia.com/asia/china-tai…
“The senior Taiwanese security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said China's drills after the Pelosi visit had shown what might happen in case the worst came to the worst, and focused thought on how Taiwan would react.”
"A blockade is an act of war; seizing an offshore island is an act of war," the official said, adding Taipei believed Beijing was unlikely to take either of those actions at the moment.
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In an interview with #Taiwan's Central News Agency, the far-right candidate in the upcoming election in Italy, Giorgia Meloni, said if she could lead the new government, she would push for more bilateral cooperation between Italy and Taiwan. cna.com.tw/news/aopl/2022…
She said #Taiwan is Italy and the EU's strategic trading partner, and if a military conflict broke out across the Taiwan Strait, it would have a direct impact on Europe.
She said her party is united with the democracies of the free world in strongly condemning China's military threat to Taiwan, and that the EU should use all political and diplomatic means to exert all possible pressure to avoid a conflict in the Taiwan Strait.
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Breaking: #Taiwan Premier @eballgogogo has now said Taiwan plans to drop quarantine for incoming passengers on October 13. cna.com.tw/news/ahel/2022…
He says the measures will include lifting bans on tour groups and restoring entry for tourists from visa-waiver countries. Measures to ease border controls will be broken down into several stages.
The first stage is to increase the cap of weekly incoming passengers to 60,000, the 3+4 quarantine measures will be expanded to allow one person per room instead of one person per household. Saliva test upon arrival at the airport in #Taiwan will also be cancelled.
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"Leaders of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup have committed to complying with any US government demand to pull out of #China if Beijing were to attack #Taiwan." ft.com/content/48b23a…
"The chief executives of the three largest US banks by assets made the commitments on Wednesday at a hearing of the committee on financial services at the House of Representatives."
"They spoke in response to a question by Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Republican congressman from Missouri, on whether they were prepared to pull their investments out of China in the event of a military assault on Taiwan."
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Breaking: #Taiwan announced it will drop the quarantine requirement for all incoming passengers no later than October 15. cna.com.tw/news/ahel/2022…
#Taiwan's Executive Yuan held an internal meeting this morning to discuss when Taiwan will drop quarantine measures for incoming passengers, and the consensus is that it will be executed before or by October 15.
In addition to the announced plan to drop quarantine by October 15, #Taiwan also plans to remove masking requirements in outdoor spaces and public spaces in several stages. However, it plans to keep the masking requirement in indoor areas like the MRT.
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🇨🇳🇺🇸 La Chine dépassera-t-elle les USA dans la course à la suprématie technologique d'ici 2025-2030 ?

D'après un document du think tank @scsp_ai, les USA ne seraient pas en mesure de rattraper leur retard, notamment sur la 5G, l'IA et la microélectronique.

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🇺🇸 Présidé par l'ancien patron de #Google, @ericschmidt, le @scsp_ai a été créé en octobre 2021. La première publication de l'organisation est sortie lundi dernier et est intitulée "Mid-Decade Challenges to National Competitiveness". Image
🇺🇸🇨🇳 Selon le document, les États-Unis et les nations partageant les mêmes idées pourraient ne pas être en mesure de maintenir leur avance sur la #Chine.

Le @scsp_ai affirme que trois technologies - la microélectronique, l'IA et la 5G - détermineront la puissance nationale.
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"#Taiwan will never allow #China to "meddle" in its future, the government said on Wednesday, after a Chinese government spokesperson said Beijing was willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful "reunification" with the island."ctvnews.ca/world/taiwan-d…
"Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, told a news conference in Beijing ahead of next month's once-in-five-years Communist Party congress that China was willing to make the greatest efforts to achieve peaceful "reunification.""
"The motherland must be reunified and will inevitably be reunified," Ma said.

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said the island's future was up to its 23 million people to decide.
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During one of the press conferences leading up to the 20th Party Congress, #China's #Taiwan Affairs Office said #China's constitution, the anti-sedition law and national security law have all laid out specific rules about solving the Taiwan problem and ...
... facilitating unification with the "motherland." She promised that #China will strengthen the use of legal forces and legal means to crash "Taiwan independence separatist forces" while facilitating the unification with Taiwan.
She said #Bejing will adopt precise measures to target "stubborn Taiwan independent advocates" according to law, and increase the level of punishment aiming at the very few Taiwan independence advocates. cna.com.tw/news/acn/20220…
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US and Canadian warships sailed through the #Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, in the first military freedom of navigation operation since U.S. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it were attacked by #China. voanews.com/a/us-canada-wa…
USS Higgins, a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, and HMCS Vancouver, a Royal Canadian Navy frigate, conducted “a routine Taiwan Strait transit on September 20 through waters where high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with international law."
“Higgins’ and Vancouver’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” ...
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White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan said US President @JoeBiden was responding to a hypothetical question when he said the US would send troops to defend #Taiwan in the event of an "unprecedented attack." edition.cnn.com/2022/09/20/pol…
“When the President of the United States wants to announce a policy change, he will do so. He has not done so.”
Sullivan reiterated that the White House continues to stand behind the “One China” policy and said that Biden has “reiterated those basic commitments on every occasion that he’s talked about in Taiwan – ...
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🇫🇷 « Une clarification politique sur le rôle de Paris en cas de conflit de #hauteintensité et du retour du combat naval en Indo-Pacifique semble aujourd’hui nécessaire. » @CelinePajon #AUKUS

lemonde.fr/idees/article/…
« #AUKUS a souligné le décalage entre l’ambition stratégique de la France dans l’Indo-Pacifique – agir comme puissance d’équilibre – et les moyens militaires limités qu’elle peut y mobiliser. »
« Si Paris a déployé sous-marins et #Rafale pour démontrer sa volonté et sa capacité à se déployer rapidement dans la région, la tyrannie des distances contraint toujours la marge de manœuvre de la France en cas de conflit. » #IndoPacifique
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Following repeated incursions by Chinese civilian drones to #Taiwan's outlying Kinmen Island, authorities in #China's Xiamen City issued a statement, further restricting the regulations and conditions to acquire and fly civilian drones. udn.com/news/story/733…
Anyone who violates the rules and flies civilian drones to disrupt public order will be punished by the Penalties for Administration of Public Security.
The details of further regulations from #China include: 1. Individuals need to register their real identities when they buy drones.
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On the sideline of the UN General Assembly, #Taiwan President @iingwen delivered a televised address at the Concordia Summit, saying extinguishing Taiwan's democracy is not #China's only goal. nationalreview.com/corner/extingu…
“Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the daily threats that Taiwan faces are all evidence that shows authoritarian regimes will do whatever it takes to achieve expansionism,” Tsai said.
"Tsai’s speech is the first time that a Taiwanese leader has addressed even an unofficial gathering adjacent to the U.N. General Assembly’s annual meeting since China’s Communist government succeeded in securing Taiwan’s ejection from the U.N. in 1971."
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Un'intervista profonda e importante quella rilasciata da Joe #Biden a "60 Minutes", storico programma CBS.
Profonda perché il presidente americano ha toccato argomenti molto personali.
E importante perché le sue parole sono destinate a tenere banco da qui ai prossimi mesi.
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Per analizzarla è necessario partire dalla risposta più "roboante" dell'intera intervista: un "Sì".
L'intervistatore, l'esperto Scott Pelley, chiede a Biden: "Le Forze USA difenderanno l'isola di #Taiwan?". Risposta: "Sì, se ci fosse un attacco senza precedenti". Attenzione.
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È dal 1979 che gli Stati Uniti adottano su Taiwan la politica della cosiddetta "ambiguità strategica", la zona che Washington ha mantenuto volutamente grigia riguardo a ciò farà di fronte ad un'invasione cinese. Non è allora un caso che un funzionario della Casa Bianca, dopo
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"#China’s armed forces are capable of blockading #Taiwan, a senior U.S. Navy official said, pointing to the size of the country’s navy, which is the world’s largest and growing at a rapid pace." wsj.com/articles/china…
“They have a very large navy, and if they want to bully and put ships around Taiwan, they very much can do that,” Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
"Adm. Thomas said he didn’t know if China would carry out an invasion or a blockade, but it was his job to be ready for whatever they do. He said he hoped China would resolve differences over the island peacefully.
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"The idea is to make reliable information accessible to everyone, according to Lee, in part by giving the power of fact-checking to #Taiwan’s civil society rather than leaving the job to the government."aljazeera.com/economy/2022/9…
"Cofacts is just one of a host of Taiwanese civil society organisations that believe the primary responsibility for combatting disinformation rests with its citizens."
“All of our civil society groups, we kind of have a division of labour. Some of them focus on fact checks, some of them focus on workshops, and we focus on the accounts’ activities," said Puma Shen.
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“The Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday (Sep 19) that #China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States, after US President Joe Biden said US forces would defend #Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.”channelnewsasia.com/asia/china-com…
“China reserves the right to take all necessary measures in response to activities that split the nation apart, said Mao Ning, spokesperson at the foreign ministry, at a regular media briefing.”
"We are willing to do our best to strive for peaceful reunification. At the same time, we will not tolerate any activities aimed at secession," Mao said.
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After US President @POTUS said that US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, I talked to @lnachman32 and @FangYu_80168 about what these comments mean and the impact of them on Washington's policies towards #Taiwan: dw.com/en/biden-us-fo…
@FangYu_80168 said that US "strategic ambiguity is becoming more strategic and less ambiguous."

"This is a necessary adjustment, as China's stance on Taiwan is not becoming less ambiguous," he argued.
"I think this is the process of adjustment from strategic ambiguity to strategic clarity. While [Biden] said the US would defend Taiwan, he didn't specify how the US would defend Taiwan, which shows strategic ambiguity hasn't changed. It has always been like that."
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Some quick inputs from experts. @lnachman32: "This is why the confusion is so bad. Does he mean “unprecedented attack” or “unprovoked attack?” The idea of the US coming to Taiwan’s aid in an unprovoked attack is actually strategic ambiguity and that’s not a break in US policy."
"The point of strategic ambiguity is that under certain conditions, the US would defend Taiwan and under certain conditions, it would not."
"Part of those conditions have been known that if Taiwan doesn’t do anything to provoke the PRC and the PRC attacks anyway, then the odds of US intervention are higher."
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By @nivincent: “A group of cross-party MPs is in talks with #Taiwan to provide Mandarin teachers to the UK as the government seeks to phase out Chinese state-linked Confucius Institutes.” theguardian.com/world/2022/sep…
“Until recently, the Beijing-backed programme was viewed positively by the Conservative government. As education minister in 2014, Liz Truss praised the network of Confucius classrooms, saying they “will put in place a strong infrastructure for Mandarin” in the UK.”
“Almost all UK government spending on Mandarin teaching at schools is channelled through university-based Confucius Institutes, a study conducted by China Research Group in June has shown. This amounts to at least £27m allocated from 2015 to 2024, according to estimates.”
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