1) The statement’s tight focus on Section 301 concerns—intellectual property theft, forced tech transfer, etc—underscore that the Administration’s concerns extend beyond @POTUS’ initial focus on the trade deficit.
2) “Naming and shaming” is a key element the statement. The decision to hone in on MOFCOM’s unwillingness to provide *substantive* feedback on the Administration’s concerns is likely designed to beat back Chinese claims that they remain “open” to talks.
The original founder of the Astor fortune was John Jacob #Astor (1763-1848). John Jacob Astor was born in Walldorf, Duchy of Baden #Germany from a #Jewish#bloodline. The #Jewish origins have been hidden, and quite a number of various ideas of 1/38
#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
“Now, #doctors and #scientists say such unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling symptoms and ailments that, starting in late 2016, hit more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in #Cuba and #China.”
“…study’s lead author & director of Center for #BrainInjury & Repair at UPenn, said in a recent interview that #microwaves were now considered a main suspect & the team was increasingly sure the #diplomats suffered brain injury.
Ok, it’s time for a reminder of all things China. There are so many indictments & investigations they are hard to keep track of.....but here are just a few.....WE have to do the digging. MSM will not inform us.
The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.
We lost a dozen agents .. Like this isn’t Benghazi II .. it began in 2010.. and they want to blame WikiLeaks and Trump Lol 😂 JFC.. only the failing NYT could try to pull that one off. Haven’t we got enough evidence by now, just release her Servers?
We've got a Special Counsel spending millions on an investigation into Russian bots, memes & PokemonGo. Meanwhile... who hacked OPM? Who killed CIA assets? Who was the spy in Feinstein's office working for? Who hacked Hillary Clinton's unsecured toilet server?
🎶Chi Chi #China 🎶
@HillaryClinton in 2015 were you trying to warn us that China hacked your toilet server?
.@Caijing, a major financial publication in #China, just published an in-depth piece on the #BitmainIPO fiasco: massive Q2 losses, pre-IPO investors jumping ship / denying involvement, tech team behind S7/S9 left and now no new advancements, AND patents are rendered invalid.🍿📉
I'll sum up key points in the article: Bitmain only survived the bear market of 2015-2016 because of Yang Zuo Xing's chip designs in the S7/S9. He is also the reason they were able to capture a large market share. (Yang is no longer with Bitmain. Started competitor ShenMa.)
After Yang Zuo Xing left, Bitmain was unable to produce any new chips successfully. Bitmain's 16nm BM1X89, 12nm BM1X90, 10nm BM1X93, all failed. Bitmain is working 7nm chips now but gains are minimal.
We mock Owen Jones for silence now #Venezuela has ended as socialism always does, but having just read a Leftist argument that #China's internment of Muslims is invented by USG fronts like @HRW, the "corporate media", and "reactionary" oppositionists, OJ's looking quite good.
As a side note: I simply do not know where to start with the accusation that @HRW has an "excessively disproportionate focus on designated enemies of Washington". Whatever criticisms of HRW one might have, that one seems completely delusional.
Amazing what one can learn from Western Leftists who are back to defending #China. For example, there is a species of "imprisoned hard-right neoconservative Chinese dissident". Naturally, he is also a "hardcore libertarian" at the same time. And fully deserves to be in the GULAG.
#China will attempt a forceful unification with #Taiwan by 2021, the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi's grand dream of national rejuvenation entails unifying all that #CCP considers Chinese lands, especially Taiwan.
This THREAD looks at this potential scenario.
The legitimacy of the #CCP regime under Xi is based on the twin pillars of economic growth and nationalism. For the party-state, unifying the mainland and Taiwan is critical to its aspirations of national rejuvenation and erasure of national humiliation.
Why would PRC force a unification as early as 2021? 1) 2021 is the centenary of the #CCP; anniversaries and dates have massive symbolic importance in China's political culture. 2) Xi wants unification to be part of his legacy. This is the only way that he can outshine #Mao.