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Xi Jingping is the name that is trending in all the countries from past few days. Here is a thread on the timeline of the events so that you can ultimately judge what is going on.
#XiJingping #XiJinpinghousearrest 1/n
Mass slaughtering of #China's prominent leaders started just before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

8 prominent faces received severe sentences including death sentence just a day before. @TGTM_Official Read here.
#XiJingping 2/n
Xi’s participation in the SCO meeting ends a 1,000-day period in which he did not leave China due to “zero COVID” policy.
The COVID policy that has resulted in mass unemployment, deaths, suicides, mental health issues and over 450 protests this year.… 3/n
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How prepared is #China to respond to a domestic emergency? What is the role of the People’s Armed Police? How in control of the internal security forces is #Xi Jinping? I address in a new @chinaquarterly article…

Short Thread 1/8
In 2018, the PAP (China’s primary internal security force) was moved fully into the military chain of command under Xi, reducing ability of local officials to mobilize PAP during emergencies. For overview, see an earlier @NDU_EDU publication…
Dilemma was that localities still need PAP capabilities to respond to national disasters and large scale unrest. Updated PAP Law contained a loophole for PAP to “report while acting” – mobilizing before full approval process has completed
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#Xi Jinping commands the PLA, but who advises him on military matters? What kinds of officers sit atop the pyramid? How do their careers unfold? What leadership challenges would they face in a war? I address in a new @NDU_EDU monograph…
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Immediate relevance is the upcoming 20th Party Congress, which will select a new Central Military Commission. Picks will indicate types of expertise Xi values. But new CMC will be drawn from a larger pool of senior leaders. This project characterizes that pool.
Research assessed biographies of ~300 of China’s top military officers in two batches – 2015 and 2021 – giving a sense of continuity and change before and after Xi’s military reforms. For context, see an earlier work in this series…
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As #Kissinger shouted at 1969 football game, "On what theory?"…

An alternative possibility—the "Ducks in a Row" approach:

Ambitious but failure averse, #Xi faces strong incentives to max forces before attempting one of (recent) history's greatest gambles.
"Ducks in a Row" model ≠ theoretical speculation.

#Xi himself has charged #PLA w/ achieving 2027 "Centennial #Military Building Goal" (#建军一百年奋斗目标).

DoD: "this would provide Beijing w/ more credible military options in a #Taiwan contingency."

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"Ducks in a Row" model allows ZERO room for complacency.

#Xi may well PREFER +-5 years more #PLA prep to attempt max-stakes mark on #history.

But many factors now in play, stakes high, margins thin.

#PRC rhetoric re @SpeakerPelosi trip suggests growing tensions moving forward. ImageImageImageImage
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La sera del #28luglio, il presidente Xi Jinping ha parlato al telefono con il presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden su richiesta di quest'ultimo. I due Presidenti hanno avuto una colloquio schietto e uno scambio sulle relazioni #Cina - #USA e su questioni di interesse globale.
Il presidente Xi ha posto la posizione della Cina sulla questione di #Taiwan. #Xi ha sottolineato che i dettagli storici della questione di Taiwan sono chiarissimi, così come il fatto che allo stato attuale entrambi i lati dello Stretto di Taiwan appartengono alla stessa Cina.
I tre comunicati congiunti sino-americani incarnano gli impegni politici assunti dalle due parti e il principio della Cina unica è la base politica per le relazioni Cina-USA.
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The 11 AM news cycle oddly omits any mention of Japan, but the international coverage does include a long section on Ukraine, giving some voice to the Ukraine side. It doubles down on US for weapons dumping.

But something's up as the clock strikes 12
The July 9 noon news will lead off with a shocking story from Japan
#abe #cctv #japan #xi #akie
News 30 will give the firmest report on Abe to date because they now have correct guidance from the top.

The leader has spoken.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 112) - Comenzamos nuestro #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraRusiaUcrania con esta interesante gráfica.

🟥 Ahí podéis ver el número de plataformas que Ucrania ha recibido comparado con el que ha solicitado.


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The world today🧵
The US is a bankrupt liberal arts college being run into the ground by sophomore, social studies snowflakes while the frat boys have broken into the arms locker and are shooting up the neighboutrhood, The Dean, meanwhile, can't remember where he put his glasses.
Europe: a weird mix of eager Bonapartism & a Judaean suicide cult from the 'Life of Brian'.
Worsula Fonda-Lyin' as Agrippina: Verhofstadt as Saint Just.

Gutting its own economy but now presuming to re-order the Pacific as well as poking the Bear on its (ever-expanding) borders
China: Seemingly gripped with #ZeroCovid insanity but with what hidden motives? A way of disguising credit bubble implosion? #Xi's battle with #Jiang's #Shanghai Gang? A hybrid war ploy to weaken a West lining it up in the crosshairs, post-#Putin?

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The "big" story of the day, for those who like their propaganda orchestrated, was a meeting ostensibly celebrating the Communist Youth League.

Communism and youth were conspicuous by their absence

Li Keqiang, the number two man in China, looks sad.
#xi #li ImageImageImageImage
In foreign news, Snake Island is one long slithering story.
CCTV uses official Ukraine defense footage to bolster Russia's victorious explanation of helicopters and boats being shot in action.

"Russia Defense Ministry says Russia defeated Ukraine's plan to seize the island." ImageImageImageImage
Strangely enough, it's Lukashenko rather than Putin who stars in this diatribe against "democracy" shown on today's program covering Europe's May 9th commemoration of WW2 victory.
#may9th #putin #lukashenko Image
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Did you know that there is NOBODY from any U.S. agency to enforce ‘end-use checks’ of goods shipped to Russia and only 2 people in China? Putin kicked out U.S. officials after the Russian takeover of Crimea in 2014. The Biden Administration declares their ‘export controls 1/4
With the foreign product rule that prohibits any items containing U.S. technology’ to be subject to the export control regime. Funny thing is when we ship said products to China who then ships them to Russia, THERE IS LITERALLY NO ONE on site to oversee such transfers/sales. 2/4
The joke is on anyone that believes our sanctions are actually biting. We have only TWO INSPECTORS on ground in China where the government forces us to SCHEDULE a time and place for our inspections. @SecRaimondo and Matt Axelrod are disingenuous when they say sanctions 3/4
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While the focus is on #Putin's #UkrainianGenocide, let's not forget about #Xi's #UyghurGenocide and his support for Putin, Kim Jong-un, the Myanmar junta, MBS, and other tyrants. Xi Jinping is the world's #1 advocate for #HumanRightsViolations.…
The #UyghurGenocide includes "internment, forced abortion, forced sterilization, forced birth control, forced labor, torture, brainwashing, rape, and gang rape" as policy. No one deserves to be subject to such grave #HumanRightsViolations. Xi ruined #HongKong. #Taiwan isn't safe.
Xi believes #China needs to be strong to avoid the trauma it inhereted from the "Century of Humiliation" at the hands of Western colonial powers and Japan. But in asserting China's strength, Xi sides with the worst of tyrants and crushes those who believe in #HumanRights.
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#OperaciónEspecial: todo va según lo planeado que sorprenderá al mundo

Durante los últimos seis meses, el Instituto #RUSSTRAT ha predicho con precisión los principales eventos reales y su lógica interna de desarrollo.
Por lo tanto, en el informe de noviembre "#Rusia se ha centrado: el país y el mundo en vísperas de grandes cambios" se afirmó directamente: en el próximo año y medio, #Rusia ajustará significativamente la alineación planetaria de fuerzas.
El desarrollo actual de la situación en el informe se definió como probable, pero en menor medida. Además del hecho de que la operación militar se llevará a cabo con la introducción de tropas solo a lo largo de las fronteras administrativas
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Conferenza stampa #Draghi alla Stampa Estera. Seguirò le sue dichiarazioni. 👇
#Draghi apre il suo intervento ricordando Franco #Venturini del Corriere della Sera, morto oggi.
#Draghi: "Con #Putin non ci sentivamo da prima della guerra. Gli ho detto: la chiamo perché voglio parlare di pace. Lui ha acconsentito: 'Certo, parliamo di pace'. Allora ho chiesto se è previsto un cessate il fuoco, anche breve. Le condizioni non sono mature, però (segue)
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How has #China’s military strategy changed under #Xi Jinping? In a new @jststs article, @fravel and I take a look at the latest (ca. 2019) military strategic guidelines. Short thread. 1/8…
The MSGs provide answers to key strategy questions and were updated nine times between 1949 and 2014. For a comprehensive analysis, see Taylor’s 2019 @PrincetonUPress book 2/8…
We look at the 10th strategy, announced in early 2019. This is the 2nd issued under Xi. Based on PLA sources, we found consistency with the previous (2014) iteration. PLA still focused on ’informatized local wars’, ‘integrated joint ops’, and Taiwan/US as main opponents. 3/8
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1/5. The Biden Admin's unfolding #intelligence strategy was front and center in the #Xi-Biden call today. The essence of the strategy, I think, is revealing to coerce. Disclosing secrets may not stop all bad actions, but it can shape adversaries' behavior to our advantage.
2/5 How? By raising costs & decreasing room for adversaries to hide, pretend, maneuver. With the war in Ukraine, exploiting the wedge between Russia and China is critical. Disclosures that back Beijing into a corner publicly help do that. And that's what we're seeing.
3/5 There have been 2 sets of intel disclosures ab China and Ukraine. Disclosure #1: Intel officials say C'se senior leaders knew about Putin's invasion and asked that it be postponed til after the Beijing Olympics. Translation: China is complicit, and everyone knows it now.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 23) - Nuevo día y nuevo #hilo sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania. Una jornada más iremos compartiendo aquí la información #importante y, ya por la noche, cerraremos con nuestro informe diario.

Gracias por vuestro #RETWEEET 🙏
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 23) - Comenzamos el día en #Leopolis (#Lviv), en donde un ataque aéreo ruso ha destruido parte de las instalaciones de la Planta Estatal de Reparación de Aeronaves y del #aeropuerto de la ciudad.

➡️ Geolocalización:
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 23) - En #Telegram hemos encontrado este mapa de la situación en #Mariupol que concuerda bastante con los avances rusos (en rojo) hacia el interior de la ciudad que hemos ido viendo en las jornadas previas.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 22) - Cumplidas ya las tres primeras semanas de #GuerraEnUcrania, seguimos un día más con nuestro #hilo diario en el que recogemos las novedades más importantes del conflicto.

🟥 Gracias por vuestros #RETWEEET 🙏
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 21) - Efectivos del Regimiento "Azov" han eliminado en #Mariupol al Mayor General (equivalente a OF-6) Oleg Mityaev, comandante de las 150ª División Motorizada rusa.

🟥 Es el 5º oficial general ruso muerto en 21 días de guerra.
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 21) - Siguiendo con #Mariupol, hay reportes que hablan sobre cómo (siempre supuestamente) chechenos e infantes de marina rusos habrían colaborado para romper el cerco al que llevaba días sometido un grupo de OE's ruso.
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In my first collaboration with talented @WendyZhou502 for @TheAtlantic we argue that #China primarily sees the #RussiaUkraine conflict through the prism of the #UnitedStates and more broadly of the #West. 1/11…
We analyze #China's debates about #UkraineWar on #weibo, official statements and in selective media, and find that #ProRussia leaning is rooted in anti #Western sentiments. The key protagonist in many of these posts is not #Russia or #Ukraine, but #US and #NATO. 2/11
#NATO and the #US are portrayed as the source of the conflict, #Russia (and #Europe) as trapped by the #US, and #Ukraine as a powerless proxy of great power competition. 3/11
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Die Situation in der #Ukraine habe einen Punkt erreicht, den #China nicht sehen wollte, sagt der chinesische Außenminister.

#Putin hat #Xi also damit enttäuscht, die Ukraine nicht schnell genug eingenommen zu haben?
Auch für #China entwickelt sich die #Ukraine zu einem Desaster.

#Russland's Abhängigkeit von #China wird in Zukunft zwar größer sein denn je, aber Russland wird auch viel schwächer sein als erwartet.

Außerdem werden die Ereignisse in der #Ukraine Auswirkungen auf Chinas
Verhalten gegenüber #Taiwan haben.

Bei einem positiven (und wohl auch erwarteten) Verlauf für #Russland, hätte #China dieses Vorgehen auch bei #Taiwan in ähnlicher Weise anwenden können.

Da es nun aber so aussieht, als würde sich die ukrainische Bevölkerung nicht unterdrücken
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EU 🇪🇺 , the US 🇺🇸 and @NATO must support Ukraina’s 🇺🇦 democracy, sovereignty and right for self-determination.

Russia’s criminal aggression must be met with heavy sanctions and baring Russia out of International forums.
#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 Image
Trans-Atlantic co-operation between the EU 🇪🇺 and the US 🇺🇸 is now as important as ever during the Cold War.

The EU and the US co-operation to protect our common values and the rule-based World order is crucial, also facing China.
#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦…
NATO is a crucial part of the Trans-Atlantic co-operation. @NATO must stand firm in protection of democracy, human rights and and the rule-based World order.

NATO represent the values that Ukraine wants to share.
#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 Image
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#Putin's Rede macht mir keine Angst wegen der Ukraine. Ich glaube nicht daran, dass diese Lage weiter eskalieren wird.

Allerdings schaut auf der anderen Seite der Welt Präsident #Xi sehr genau zu.
Er könnte es als Lehrstück verstehen, wie er #Taiwan in #China eingliedern könnte.
Bei #Taiwan glaube ich aber nicht mehr daran, dass die #USA nicht militärisch handeln wird.
Ich habe da einen anderen Blick (Zum Thema Angst). Mir macht das gerade mehr als nur Angst. Ich halte einen russischen Einmarsch in die (Rest-)Ukraine für nicht mehr abwendbar und für höchstwahrscheinlich. /TN
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Pierre Poilievre worked to oust #ErinOToole just as a large scale info-ops attack is launched in 🇨🇦. Now Poilievre says he’s “running for Prime Minister of 🇨🇦”. He hasn’t even won #CPC leadership, yet foreign troll farms are retweeting him en masse. None of this is coincidental.
The past week+ I noticed a huge uptick in troll accounts amplifying Poilievre. It was creepy. Poilievre routinely gets boosted by fake “Canada Proud” & “Rebel” type troll networks. But this was different. Foreign troll networks amplifying the same messaging…& PP. #cdnpoli #CPC ImageImageImageImage
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Which is the greater military power: #PRC with 60,000 troops massed on India’s border(for ~2 years) or #RF with 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine border(for ~ 2 months)?
2/rus #Russian massing of troops around Ukraine is not just a message to #USA and #Europe, but also to #China and #India, not to write off its Military power & ability to use it; even though Russia’s economic power is now much less than that of USA, EU, China, India.🧐🤔
3/rus The #Russian’s have learned from the #PRC aggression against India in 2020, which rapidly lost credibility after Galwan. They have done everything to ensure that the threat of invasion is credible enough to achieve their coercive objectives without fighting.
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I have been in crypto since 2018 and I will list what's wrong with #crypto in #macro sense and how to fix them in this thread to start a decent, honest conversation. I wish to offend none. Here I go!
#1 Crypto is a hedge against #wallstreet #china - false. If #FED or #Xi tinkers with their toys, #crypto hurts bad! Crypto is massively dependent on #Hedgefunds and Wall Street & Chinese actions. So this is a fail for crypto's primary object -- freedom!
#2 BTC is controlled by big money and $USDT - as long as BTC maxis are in charge and $USDT is the safe refuge, crypto is broken! Crypto fails the second objective -- decentralization from monopolistic actions.
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