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Für China waren die Regierungskonsultationen ein 100%-iger Erfolg, weil das Bild von Harmonie erzeugt wurde. Themen wie #Taiwan & die Notwendigkeit der Risikominimierung sprach der Kanzler nicht an. #China verbucht das alles als Zeichen der Schwäche.…
Deutschland wurde auf die Position des Bittstellers verwiesen. Die Realität ist: #China wird seine Emissionen senken, wenn das Xi Jinping machtpolitisch vorteilhaft erscheint. Statt freundlich zu bitten, sollten wir also versuchen, die chinesische Interessenlage zu beeinflussen.
Nicht erst seit #Scholz gilt: Wir haben die 🇩🇪 Chinapolitik an das veränderte Selbstverständnis und den veränderten globalen Machtanspruch Chinas nicht angepasst. Insofern gibt es eine ungute Kontinuität von deutscher Seite, wie diese Regierungskonsultationen geführt werden.
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"Le Pentagone panique à propos d'une guerre potentielle avec la Chine"il n'y a aucune chance que l'Amérique puisse gagner une guerre contre la Chine Ou si l'Amérique s'engage contre la Chine,comme l'Amérique l'a fait contre le Japon&l'Allemagne&se termine en disant: Image
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Welcome to another week of daily threads on Europe's war. Updated throughout the day (and night) every single day.

It's Day 481 of #Russia's illegal full invasion of #Ukraine.

To review Sunday's thread, click here.
I tempted fate by saying I was hoping for sleep. Soon enough alarms were sounding in the south of #Ukraine.

Suspected cruise missiles launched from #Russia's Black Sea Fleet, and #Odesa has reported explosions. Hopefully it's just air defence.

Good news is just coming in from #Odesa (RU: #Odessa) where it seems to be quiet now.

There were reported to be three targets - all three may have been shot down. I'm not hearing of damage yet.
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1/ SecState Blinken will soon embark on a trip to #Beijing, where he will meet w/ senior 🇨🇳officials, possibly even Xi Jinping. The visit is unlikely to lead to breakthroughs, but it can help open channels of communication important for reducing risk of miscalculation & building……
2/ This trip (June 16-19) will be #Blinken’s first high-level visit to China since the #Biden Administration entered office and he became SecState. Blinken’s original trip in February was postponed in response to the incursion of a Chinese spy balloon into US sovereign airspace.
3/ Blinken's upcoming visit follows recent instances of heightened US-China tension: May 26, a Chinese J-16 cut in front of a USAF RC-135 in international airspace; June 3, a Chinese Luyang III disrupted an exercise between US destroyer and Canadian frigate in the #TaiwanStrait.
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Taiwan's air force scrambled into action on Sunday after spotting 10 Chinese warplanes crossing the sensitive median line of the #Taiwan Strait, as the island's defence ministry said four Chinese warships also carried out combat patrols.…
This is the second time in less than a week that Taiwan has reported renewed Chinese military activity, after 37 Chinese military aircraft on Thursday flew into the island's air defence zone, some of which then flew into the western Pacific.
In a short statement, Taiwan's defence ministry said that as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) on Sunday it had detected 24 Chinese air force planes, including J-10, J-11, J-16 and Su-30 fighters, as well as H-6 bombers.
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🧵After the thread I posted here where I argued that rather than a new bipolarity the world is tracking for a period of protracted instability and conflict, where regional balancing will be key, I have been asked to explain my argument in more detail. So, a few key points: 1/10
First, we are in a period of considerable uncertainty about relative power distribution worldwide, especially when it comes to where the US and China are in relative terms. We can assess traditional power indices, but we still struggle to assess relative vulnerabilities. 2/10
Second, uncertainty about the relative power balance in the system encourages the key players to assume that we might have already entered a power-transition cycle, and to leverage this opportunity the principal powers become more prone to take risk, fueling conflict. 3/10
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Could the world live without #Taiwan's tech supply chain?

Take a look inside the ubiquitous #iPhone to understand how Taiwan became the indispensable economy. Image
The iPhone's success rests on a sprawling Asian supply chain. At its heart lie both mainland China and Taiwan. Image
For all the talk of decoupling, trade between the U.S., China and Taiwan tells a different story. Image
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Former German fighter pilots work as trainers in China. They earn “salaries that would normally be reserved for professional athletes or top executives of multinational corporations.” Are they also sharing w/ the PLA what they learned from NATO exercises?……
“German security officials believe it is very possible that the pilots have passed on military expertise and confidential operational tactics, and even practiced attack scenarios, such as an offensive against #Taiwan.” @derspiegel
Graybeard strategy? “naivete of this approach became clearer than ever last fall, when Australia arrested the US pilot Daniel Duggan. He stands accused of having trained Chinese pilots, just like his German counterparts – allegations which Duggan denies. He is currently behind……
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"The US and #Taiwan signed a new trade deal on Thursday as tensions with #China rise.

It is the first agreement under a framework for talks between Washington and Taipei called the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade."…
The deal, which includes measures to streamline border procedures, is the first agreement to be signed under the new framework, which started last year.
The framework aims to strengthen economic ties between Washington and Taipei, and open Taiwan to more US exports.
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@bikhim said Tuesday that Ukraine’s success in defending itself against Russia’s invasion, with the help of the United States and other nations, is important for deterring China from trying to invade #Taiwan.”…
“I think pushing back on aggression is the key message that will help to deter any consideration or miscalculation that an invasion can be conducted unpunished, without costs, in a rapid way,” Ms. Hsiao told reporters.
“We must ensure that anyone contemplating the possibility of an invasion understands that, and that is why Ukraine’s success in defending against aggression is so important also for Taiwan.”
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A U.S. House committee on Wednesday recommended expediting weapons sales and improving combined military training with #Taiwan as part of a 10-point policy blueprint to deter Chinese military aggression.…
In a report outlining its policy recommendations, the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) called for the delivery of Taiwan-purchased weapons systems already approved by Congress for sale ...
... to be sped up, and for the U.S. and its allies to cement a coordinated and collective response to any crisis over Taiwan.
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The United States will help #Taiwan obtain the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) Link-22 secure data link system, according to a Ministry of National Defense (MND) official on Thursday.…
Lee Shih-chiang (李世強), head of the MND's Department of Strategic Planning, made the statement to lawmakers during an interpellation at the Legislature following a recent local media report about the military seeking to acquire the NATO system.
Link-22 is a secure digital radio system that is primarily used by military forces as a tactical data link. It is able to provide beyond line-of-sight communications that interconnects air, surface, subsurface and ground-based tactical data systems, ...
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1/ A fascinating presentation by General David Petraeus unfolded today at the Qatar Economic Forum's panel: "Return of the Multipolar World." His observations were both profound and timely, shedding light on the shifting global landscape. #QatarEconomicForum

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2/ "Once upon a time, we bathed in the serene waters of benign globalization," the General remarked nostalgically. "Now, the seas have become tempestuous. We find ourselves navigating choppy waves of change." #Geopolitics
3/ Turning to the Eastern horizon, Petraeus noted the friction between China and the West as the most crucial issue of our era. But he dismissed the notion of 'decoupling' as impossible, reminding us of last year’s record-breaking US-China trade volumes. #ChinaWestRelations
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My latest: With less than 9 months away until #Taiwan 2024 presidential election, all major political parties have already nominated their candidates and are gearing up for a vibrant political campaign. Feat: @lnachman32, @FangYu_80168 and…
While the island's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wants to retain power, the principal opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is preparing to pull out all the stops to win the presidency.
The DPP, which champions Taiwan's separate identity, has urged voters to choose democracy over authoritarianism.

The party picked its chairman and the incumbent vice president, Lai Ching-te, as the party's candidate for next April.
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The World Health Organization has again rejected #Taiwan’s request to join its annual assembly amid routine objections from #China and despite strong support from a coalition of countries including the US, UK, France and Australia.…
The assembly in Geneva on Monday decided not to extend an invitation for Taiwan to attend the 21-30 May event as an observer.
Taiwan’s ministry of foreign affairs said its participation in the WHO was a matter of global public health. “Politics should not be allowed to take precedence over professionalism.
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#China continued to beef up its Naval presence in 2022, indicating its increasing ability to execute an invasion of #Taiwan, a retired American naval captain warned in an article published earlier this month.”…
In the article in the online monthly magazine "Proceedings" published by the United States Naval Institute, retired Captain James E. Fanell noted that China commissioned 10 warships and one submarine in 2022 and ….
… that the People's Liberation Army is continuing to commission the most annual tonnage globally, as it has done for at least the last five years.
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In today's #dailysoup, I'll introduce a Beijing-based think-tank, the South China Sea Probing Initiative or SCSPI (@SCS_PI).

It's known for providing news on the SCS dispute from China's perspective, which contain mostly pro-China peepotalking and some pro-Russia ones.

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Founded in 2019, the SCSPI is currently headed by Hu Bo from Peking University, along with two other so-called "academics" from prestigious Chinese universities.

One of its members is Anna Malindog-Uy, a Filipino vatnik x wumao who once hosted a Pandesal Forum with them.

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In SCSPI's "About me" page, the think-tank claims that "it recognises the strategic relevance of the SCS", "it understands the significance of differences through dialogue", and "it is not affiliated with anything".

However, when we dig deeper, it is a different story.

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Hilary Clinton said Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has “set back” #China’s ambitions to invade #Taiwan.…
Clinton warned that re-electing Donald Trump in 2024 would “spell the end of democracy” in the US and the “end of Ukraine”.
She described Putin as a “complicated, Messianic, narcissistic authoritarian”. The Russian leader had believed that if Trump won the 2020 presidential election he would have pulled the US out of Nato, she added.
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Musk on Taiwan:

The growing belligerence between China and the US "should be a concern for everyone."

Will China "make a move to take control of #Taiwan?" @davidfaber

"There is some inevitability to the situation." @elonmusk

Is it likely to happen? "That is their policy." 👇
Musk has deep & unique insight into China, dealing with both the government & private industry. He knows how they think & do business.

"The official policy of China is that Taiwan should be integrated. One does not need to read between the lines. One can simply read the lines."
When asked about Tesla operations:

"Almost no one realizes that the Chinese economy and the rest of the global economy are like conjoined twins. It would be like trying to separate conjoined twins. That's the severity of the situation."
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ll portavoce del ministero degli Esteri cinese, Wang Wenbin, in risposta al giornalista della CCTV sul mancato invito di Taiwan alla 76a Assemblea mondiale della sanità, ad una settimana dalla chiusura delle registrazioni ⬇️
C'è solo una #Cina al mondo. Il governo della RPC è l'unico governo legale che rappresenta l'intera Cina. #Taiwan è una parte inalienabile del territorio cinese.
La posizione della Cina sulla partecipazione della regione di Taiwan alle attività delle organizzazioni internazionali, inclusa l'OMS, è coerente e chiara. Deve essere gestito in conformità con il principio di una sola Cina.
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Today marks the 7th anniversary of #Taiwan President @iingwen coming into power. In a speech, she said two things are very important for the future: maintaining stability across the Taiwan Strait and maintaining Taiwan's key position in the global supply chain.
She said over the last seven years, she and her team have redefined Taiwan and helped the world to relearn about Taiwan. She said Taiwan is very different now compared to seven years ago.
She said now having autonomy on national defense is no longer a dream and Taiwan has broken through the economic adversities amid the pandemic and US-China competition.
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From @TelegraphNews: Mike Gallagher, the chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said Emmanuel Macron’s stance on #China is a “dumpster fire” which risks undermining Western support for #Taiwan.…
He said he was “shocked” by the French president’s approach towards Beijing.
“Macron’s trip and comments were what we describe in the United States as a dumpster fire. I was shocked at some of those comments,” Mr Gallagher told the Telegraph.
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"The United States and #Taiwan agreed the first stage of a bilateral trade initiative on Thursday, less than a year after negotiations began, in a move that demonstrated the increasingly close relationship between Washington and Taipei."…
"It covers areas including trade facilitation, regulatory practices, services domestic regulation, anti-corruption and supporting small and medium sized enterprises, a statement from the US Trade Representative (USTR) Office said."
“This accomplishment represents an important step forward in strengthening the US-Taiwan economic relationship,” US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in the statement.
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#FlashBack Thread.

17th May 2004 - #BlackMonday LowerCircuit Day.

Started learning Technicals from @nsfidai just a week or two before this event.

Remember him and his friend discussing how markets are heading lower irrespective of results.

Let's see what happened.
#IndianElections & the Impact.

#Nifty fell almost 20% in a single day. Closed 12-13 % lower.

Down 32% from April to May. Peak to Bottom.

On Close 24% fall.

#BJP lost elections.

Remember the "India is Shining " Campaign.

Learnt Lower Top Lower Bottom Pattern ImageImage
#Global Impact of Indian Elections.

#US Markets fell by 6-7% in April-May 2004.

Was down 1% on 17th May 2004. Image
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