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"It does not matter if a cat is white or black, as long as it can catch mice." - Deng Xiaoping.

I have a morning meeting (it's Monday), so this will be very brief...
In 1958, the People's Republic of #China, led by Mao Zedong, began a programme called The Great Leap Forward which was meant to transform the country from an agrarian economy into an industrial and self-reliant society.
One of the instruments of The Great Leap Forward was a closing of the borders to foster that sense of self-dependence.

During the Great Leap Forward, agricultural targets were set, as well as steel production targets.
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i wanted to like Mark Zuckerberg's speech today. here are a few reasons it disappoints. newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/10/m…
there is so much about free speech (a concept he does not define) but nothing about standards. he makes it personal, starting with his creation story, which reinforces the sense that he's the adjudicator in chief. So much "I".
'voice & inclusion' is pablum. the question is what are fb's standards for moderating content.
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Hull for #China’s 3rd aircraft carrier may be finished in 1 year, satellite PHOTOS of shipyard indicate - Their plan to have 5 carriers by 2025-30 seems to be on schedule rt.com/news/471113-ch…
The assessment is based on the rapid expansion at the southernmost part of the site, which includes new fabrication and assembly facilities, and a new large basin under construction. There are also pre-fabricated ship components stored on the site and ready to be assembled.
“We can see slow but steady progress on the hull, but the really surprising thing these images show is the extensive infrastructure buildup that has gone on simultaneously,” CSIS analyst Matthew Funaiole said, the scale of the build-up exceeds what is necessary for just one ship.
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(Thread) A Million People Are Jailed at China's Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here's What Really Goes on Inside.

Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras.

haaretz.com/world-news/.pr…
A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet...Torture – metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get injections. It’s for disease prevention,
the staff tell them, but in reality they are the human subjects of medical experiments. Many of the inmates suffer from cognitive decline. Some of the men become sterile. Women are routinely raped.

#SaveUyghur #ConcentrationCamps #NeverAgain #China #Xinjiang #Uighur
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#China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked. - What could Beijing want with Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, where Allied forces fought a bloody battle with Japan in World War II? Some fear military ambitions nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
The renewable 75-year lease was granted to the China Sam Enterprise Group, a conglomerate founded in 1985 as a state-owned enterprise, according to corporate records.
A copy of the “strategic cooperation agreement,” obtained by The New York Times and verified by two people with knowledge of the deal, reveals both the immediate ambitions of China Sam and the potential for infrastructure that could share civilian and military uses.
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#China's new cybersecurity rules ban foreign companies from using VPNs to phone home - The Chinese "Cybersecurity Law" enables Chinese authorities to access any data on any server or personal computer, even those used by foreign firms boingboing.net/2019/10/14/tig…
The latest move is the long-threatened extension of Chinese spying powers over foreign companies, whose employees are to be prohibited from using working VPNs to communicate with their non-Chinese offices.
These employees now have to use the censored internet & every trade secret & confidential data they transmit to their home offices will be open to capture & use by Chinese authorities & state industries that can funnel proprietary foreign corporate data to domestic competitors.
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#China retaliates by arresting #Americans - Two Americans are being detained in China in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese official in New York on visa fraud charges - Bad call, #USA is not #Canada, Trump is not Trudeau washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/…
“We are aware of the detention of 2 U.S. citizens in Jiangsu, China, and the charges being brought against them by the provincial government,” said a State Department official. “We take seriously our responsibility to assist U.S. citizens abroad and are monitoring the situation.”
A person familiar with the case said the timing of the arrests coincided with the arrest of a Chinese official in New York on visa fraud charges. The detentions in Jiangsu appear to be a Cold War-style hostage-taking, the source said.
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The SEC charged and froze assets of 18 traders, most of whom are based in #China, in a $31 MILLION stock manipulation scheme.

They are alleged to have manipulated prices of more than 3,000 US-Listed securities by artificially raising & lowering those stock prices.
The DOJ in Massachusetts also charged two of these traders in a parallel investigation. Those traders were: Jiali Wang and Xiaosong Wang.
Here's the DOJ announcement from yesterday about Jiali Wang and Xiaosong Wang. Both of them were actually arrested in the US yesterday, one while he was boarding a flight to Beijing at Logan International Airport last night.

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/two…
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More than 50 minutes behind schedule, @POTUS news conference with @Quirinale finally due to begin momentarily. whitehouse.gov/live/
And we’re underway. @VP also in room.
@VP As @POTUS begins his remarks, word comes from Ankara that #Turkey is preparing retaliation for US sanctions.
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Here is the UN press briefing at 12:04 pm for noon briefing from which Inner City Press is banned by @AntonioGuterres from 469th day: two correspondents. None of Inner City Press' written Q, on #Honduras, #Peru, #Cameroon, #China, have been answered. Thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked On Peru and sexual exploitation through MONUSCO, immediately provide the "if asked" information about the case of sexual exploitation by Peru military observer in DRC cursorily e-announced two days, and read-out with @PeruEnLaONU
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @PeruEnLaONU Banned Inner City Press asked On China and the SG's undislosed 2016 payments from Gulbenkian which tried to sell its oil company Partex to UN briber CEFC what are Mr. Guterres' comments and action on this [speech by Rep. Smith]?
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"Under a secretive deal signed last month with a provincial government in the [#SolomonIslands], a Beijing-based company with close ties to the CCP has secured exclusive development rights for the entire island [of #Tulagi] & its surroundings."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
"The island of #Tulagi served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain then Japan, and during #WorldWarII, its natural deepwater harbor made it a military gem. Now, #China is moving in with plans to effectively take control."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
"Even compared to previous #Chinese development deals in nearby countries — including a wharf in #Vanuatu, whose terms were not publicly released for years — the #Tulagi agreement is remarkable for both its scope and lack of public input."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
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#China’s targeting of the #NBA shows why it may fail at building soft power and the Chinese dream - By narrowing the boundaries of commentary, China is gradually alienating outsiders who might see opportunities there scmp.com/comment/opinio…
Xi Jinping is doing to foreign businesses what it has long done to domestic dissenters: punishing those whose words stray outside ever-narrower red lines. In attacking the NBA, which does not need China and would be difficult to replace, Beijing may have finally gone too far
The NBA controversy put the spotlight on Hong Kong & makes it more likely that the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will pass. No other state would think of doing what China has done. This is behaviour unworthy of a proud, confident country with 2,000 years of statecraft.
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Thread: Xi Jinping Defeated in #Nepal - The #Chinese President reacted angrily after Nepal refused to sign an extradition treaty aimed at deporting #Tibetan refugees back to #China - Nepal is home to 20,000 Tibetan refugees, 9,000 in Kathmandu alone bitterwinter.org/xi-jinping-def…
The status of Tibetans is uncertain, as Nepal has never signed the Geneva Convention and Protocol on refugees. In the past, some refugees have been stopped at the border, and under Chinese pressure the police has prevented anti-CCP demonstrations to be organized in Kathmandu.
Nepal's attitude is not enough for the CCP. They want the Tibetan refugees deported to China, starting with those who tell to international media the story of the atrocities they suffered in Tibet. Chinese media & pro-CCP Nepalese media started to claim they are “false refugees.”
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#Vietnam urges restraint amid maritime tensions with #China - Vietnamese President & Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong called for restraint in the disputed #SouthChinaSea amid a tense months-long standoff between #Chinese and #Vietnamese ships uk.reuters.com/article/uk-vie…
“On the subject of foreign policy, including the East Sea issue, the General Secretary stressed the importance of maintaining a peaceful & stable environment & resolutely fighting to protect Vietnam’s independence, sovereignty & territorial integrity”.
The South China Sea is known as the East Sea in Vietnam.

Vietnam has good relations with China but should “never compromise” on its sovereignty and territorial integrity, VOV quoted Trong as saying.
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Russia’s Uranium One is buying a majority stake in Canada’s Wealth Minerals lithium project in Chile.

Lithium is one of the minerals on the Trump admin’s list of mineral commodities that are critical to the economy and national security of the US.
Here’s the full list of critical minerals published due to a Trump Executive order in May, 2018. It would be a critical situation for us if the supply chains of these minerals were disrupted. #China already has a big leg up and Russia is following.

usgs.gov/news/interior-…
Lithium is used primarily in batteries, such as those in electric cars and for solar panel use.

Notice how this goes right back to the #GreenScam that Democrats are pushing and in which Russia and China are also involved.

latimes.com/environment/st…
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The Chams are an Austronesian people indigenous to what was previously the kingdom of Champa, now in modern day south Vietnam. They currently follow 3 religions, Hinduism, Sunni Shafi'i Islam & a third religion mixing the other two together. They were conquered by Vietnam.
Champa along with Vietnam was under the rule of Han dynasty China after China expanded & conquered territories in south China & Indochina. The official Khu Liên (Qū Lián) led Chams to revolt against China in 192 & established the independent Cham kingdom of Lâm Ấp (Linyi).
The Chams were then Indianized by their neighbor Funan. China & #Champa then fought each other several times over the next 800 years as they shared a border. China invaded Champa in the Sui dynasty in 605 & sacked the Cham capital before withdrawing after disease struck the army.
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Rut Roh....Ugandan officials are nervous about recent UA sanctions against their former Inspector General of Police & their Secretary of Judiciary. They didnt send their Foreign Affairs Minister to UNGA b/c of shady deal with CEFC #China.

pmldaily.com/news/2019/10/e…
They feared that Kutesa might be arrested if he stepped foot in the US over an alleged bribe by Patrick Ho Chi Ping, who has already been convicted in the US for money laundering and FCPA violations.
And spinning back around to the HSBC and Deutsche bank laundromats, LOL.
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Questions that I would love to see asked of Biden or his team.

When you decided to announce your candidacy for President, were you aware the Ukrainian Government had reopened the investigation into Burisma holdings in February?

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If you were aware, did you announce your candidacy with the hope of shielding yourself and family from inquiry and deeper investigation in the US?
#Election2020
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When you announced your candidacy, were you aware that an Ukranian court had ruled Ukranian officials were complicit in meddling and aiding HRC in the 2016 election?

#UkraineScandal

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#1 Na avaliação do chanceler @ernestofaraujo, o Ocidente não entendeu como venceu a Guerra Fria. Acho que este foi o ponto central de discurso dele no @cpacbrasil. Mas infelizmente passou batido, já que não encontrei nada sobre isso nas redes sociais ou sites.
#2 @ernestofaraujo reconhece os fatores econômicos, mas diz que não os únicos. Foram os valores ocidentais que fizeram a diferença. As pessoas que pulavam o muro de Berlim não eram como imigrantes mexicanos que tentam entrar nos EUA em busca de renda. Eles queriam viver como nós.
#3 Pelo menos 136 pessoas foram mortas tentando chegar no Ocidente. O muro caiu e a URSS se desmantelou. Alemanha derramou rios de dinheiro para equiparar o lado comunista ao ocidental. Como as razões da vitória não eram claras, a economia prevaleceu.
dw.com/pt-br/historia…
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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#China & #India aren’t best friends – but agreed strategic adjustment might prevent WAR between Asian superpowers - The summits indicate that Xi and Modi are committed to predictable and stable relations which do not boil over rt.com/op-ed/470804-c…
For years, the Chinese held a dim view of India as a socially and economically backward land, and a stooge of Western imperialism which is no match to China. But India’s rise as an independent ‘leading power’ under Modi has compelled fullest attention in Beijing.
Ironically, if China needs Pakistan to keep India under check, India under Modi has played the card of cozying up to the US and Russia to keep China under check.
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Notice some of the things that #China has NOT wanted to make a deal on outside of actual trade of goods:

✔️ Intellectual property rights protection
✔️ Technology transfers
✔️ Exchange rates
✔️ Dispute settlements
Stealing IP and technology is partly how they got where they are, so it’s not wonder they don’t want to give it up.
And here is more proof that China will never give up stealing IP and trade secrets to implement the CCP's goals. New law is set to go into effect on Dec 1 requiring every person & company to surrender full access of data and servers to the CCP.

theepochtimes.com/china-to-get-f…
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This why #californiapoweroutage #CaliforniaFires #californiablackout #martiallawcalifornia is happening! #JoeChina VP to BO sold Port of Long Beach to ChiaComs aka #China. TRUMP RIDS OF MAJOR U.S. CONTAINER PORT OF CHINESE COMMUNIST CONTROL.
LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY YO THIS MESSAGE. BO INSERTED #SOCIALISM DURING HIS PRESIDENCY. GIVING EVERYONE WELFARE AND FOOD STAMPS ETC. CAUSE HE SOLD YOUR JOBS TO #CommunistChina now @realDonaldTrump WON 2016. LISTEN GOOD
👇👀👀🍿🍿🐑🐑👈
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