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"Fragile"《玻璃心》mocks the oversensitivity of cyber-nationalists, internet trolls that guard #China against criticism.

– by Malaysian #Chinese artist activist @nameweemusic 黃明志 (ft. Kimberley Chen 陳芳語)
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🧵"It might Break Your Pinky Heart"

Paid cyber trolls: "fifty-centers" (五毛 *wumao*).
Unpaid cyber nationalists: "little pinks" (#小粉红).

The name recalls the color of a popular online nationalist forum. Many are young women.
mothership.sg/2018/01/china-…
🧵references in "Fragile"《玻璃心》(lit. "Glass Heart")

* cotton (picked by #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang labor camps)
* honey loved by Winnie the Pooh (Xi Jinping)
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"Carrying the cotton and collecting his favorite honey. / Common prosperity!"
“扛着棉花踩着它爱的蜜蜂 /#共同富裕Image
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-Latest info indicates massive infrastructure drive along #China coast facing #Taiwan
-#Chinese air force bases in Fujian province undergoing major upgrades
-Military expert Antony Wong: Airbases will play major roles in PLA’s plans in Taiwan invasion
#IndianAirForce #IndianNavy
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-Reinforced air defence facilities at Zhangzhou airbase
-It is PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command air force headquarters also
-Ground-to-air missile defence site has also been added
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-Longtian Airbase could be used as an alternate airbase after massive refurbishment
-4 new hardened aircraft shelters
-24 aircraft sunshade shelters can take a full Sqn
-Upgrades for air defence sites, runway, apron & bunkers

#IndianAirForce #IndianNavy @Chellaney @MD_Nalapat
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-2 days ago I gave glimpse of technological advances #India is making
-Those were part of my old article out of that many weapons are already in practical use
-Today I talk about advancements in the world #technology
-Some sound like science fiction
insightful.co.in/2020/09/23/ind…
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-Courtesy #Armenia-#Azerbaijan war we all know abt #drones
-Next in line r hypersonic Kamikaze Drones tested by #Pentagon
-Vintage Racer are low-cost
-Capability to stay close to target for 60–90 min
-Due to small size, it will have low radar signature making it more lethal
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-Super Cannon being developed by #USArmy
-Fire rounds >1150 miles
-This distance is approximately same that is between Mumbai & Jaipur
-Complements coastal and other artillery defensive systems
-Utilizes low-cost ammunitions when compared with existing defense systems

#DRDO
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#THREAD: 1/ What the #US should do about #Taiwan

No one can doubt that #China is very close to attacking Taiwan.

Words from Washington are not enough as #Chinese warplanes step up their provocative incursions into Taiwan's airspace.

A great read!
asiatimes.com/2021/10/what-t…
2/ Taiwan so far has exercised restraint, putting its F-16s and other aircraft into the sky to challenge Chinese incursions into its air defense zone (ADIZ) but not firing on the intruding aircraft. But if a mistake happens, it will end up a bloody mess.
3/ The US State Department had issued a strong statement condemning China’s violations of Taiwan’s ADIZ even before China responded by sending in 52 planes on Monday. It appears that China does not take Washington seriously and doesn’t care at all what the State Department says.
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-We remember 1998’s #Pokhran #nuclear blasts
-But we forget acumen of PM AB Vajpayee
-He & his team took world by surprise
-No 1 expected #India to show political will
-Most devastated was #China
-China was still struggling with international image after #TiananmenCrackdown
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-Letter to #USA Pres Clinton by Vajpayee gave #China as reason behind #Indian tests
-US leaked this letter to media tarnishing #Chinese image
-China had conducted 45 nuclear tests in Jul’96 just before signing CTBT
-Despite own tests China took it up itself to damage India
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-In 2020 #China conducted low-yield underground nuclear test, which is in violation of CTBT
-1964 to 1969 48 #Chinese tests were carried out, 24 were in air
-China didn't care about safety of people since region was #XinJiang
-194000 ppl hv died from acute radiation exposure
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▶️Special Report - Criticism of #Uyghur Tribunal on the Investigation of Human Rights Abuses

It is believed that more than one million #Uyghurs have been detained by the #Chinese government against their will in camps called “re-education camps” by the state.
(1) The tribunal consists of a panel of lawyers based in Britain and human rights experts. The tribunal is examining the reports of genocide, torture and abuse of human rights in the #Xinjiang region of #China.
(2) It is believed that more than one million Uyghurs have been detained by the Chinese government against their will in camps called “re-education camps” by the state. The Chinese government calls it a campaign against terrorism.
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#Pakistan Army officers are posted in #Chinese army’s western, southern theatre commands: Intel Reports

@Swamy39 Still not understanding why India's govt is so defensive? Why India is not talking to Japan exclusively on this issue to counter China?

news18.com/news/world/pak…
Around 2025, it's estimated that there'll be around 500k Chinese in southern Pak.
China is now openly forming alliance to counter India.
Reality is India has always appeased both countries for no damn reason. Indians are like "we don't care, we won't change policies"
All this👆 are still happening, meanwhile India is busy in supplying critical medicines to #Pakistan.
Even some cereals are also sent. (Based on previous data). Put your morality/secularism in your ... India, stop this BS asap. @sameersharmaa @Sanatani_bhau @changu311 @nsbchd
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Might have to discuss the subject of "hostage diplomacy" now, given the surprisingly wide range of understandings of this topic on #Chinese social media and Twitter after #MengWanzhou's release.
First of all, it's worth noting that while many in the West see the “two Michaels” as victims of "hostage diplomacy," for the vast majority of Chinese people, Meng Wanzhou is the one who has been being unfairly held hostage by the US, and there are several reasons for that:
1.For most #Chinese, the US’ long-arm jurisdiction & sanctions against Iran have never been fair, legal, or acceptable. In other words, when many westerners deeply trust the US judicial system, it's seen by many Chinese as a political rule that has to be followed but...
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#XiJinping sent a congratulatory message to #EricChu less than 24 hours after he was elected KMT chairman at #Taiwan in his capacity as the general secretary of the CPC, which is a long-standing practice of interaction between the two parties.
Actually, the only #KMT chairman who did not receive a congratulatory message from the #CPC was the current one, Johnny Chiang, who has an ambiguous attitude toward the "1992 Consensus", which is seen by #Beijing as the political basis for cross-Strait relations.
As a Chinese, it's interesting for me to read the congratulatory messages btw the 2 parties, bc their style is so different from that sent by Chinese leaders to their foreign counterparts. There is a traditional, classical Chinese culture that flows btw the lines of the messages.
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Some interesting moments of #German Chancellor #AngelaMerkel's 12 visits to China during the past 16 years.

1. A Manchu-style welcoming ceremony to greet Angela Merkel in #Shenyang, Northeast #China. She was welcomed by a "Chinese emperor" and his "empress" & "concubines".
2. She looked at the Terracotta Army curiously in Xi'an, Northwest #China, in 2010.

3. Merkel learned to make Kung Pao Chicken, a traditional Chinese dish, in Sichuan, Southwest China, in 2014.
4. She took a night tour to the Pearl River in Guangzhou, Southern #China.

5. She took a picture with the 1st maglev train for business operation around the world in #Shanghai, China's economic center, in 2006.
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People are gathering at #Shenzhen airport to welcome #MengWanzhou.
You know what? 13 million #Chinese are watching online the live-streamed program on #MengWanzhou's journey back home... Image
Breaking: #MengWanzhou's flight arrived at Shenzhen airport. Image
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-#China's Belt and Road Initiative is always bad news for locals
-139 countries are part of BRI because local leaders due to personal greed have disregarded #NationalSecurity
-#Cambodia’s Lower Sesan 2 dam & #Guinea’s Souapiti Dam have resulted in severe #HumanRightsViolations SCMP
-BRi isn't just enormous network of roads, railways, tunnels, dams, airports, ports, energy pipelines, power plants
-It comes bundled with digital glue of telecommunications networks, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and above all search for food & minrals Fortune
-Iran is another nation which is fast replacing #Pakistan as core BRI country
-China has multiple large-scale BRI projects in #Iran with complete disregard for rights of locals
-Chinese fishing ships are creating havoc in leased out territorial waters of #Persian Gulf
@KlasraRauf France24
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-Who gives away strategic territory❓
-No I’m not talking about POK
-It’s Katchatheevu
-A strategic Island in Palk Bay
-Island was owned by Raja of Ramanathapuram & later part of Madras Presidency
-In ‘74 it was ceded to #SriLanka by #Indian PM Indira Gandhi
#IndianNavy @Swamy39
-The agreement with #SriLanka was haphazard
-Didn’t specify fishing rights
-#Indian fishermen did fishing around Katchatheevu & used Island for services
-In ‘76 EEZ’s were established & fishermen were restricted
-But more than fishing it has many other implications India TV News
-Enters the worst regime humanity ever saw: #CCP ruled #CHINA
-After getting humiliated in #Ladakh China eyes Palk Bay
-#Chinese Co establish wind+solar energy projects on Delft, Nainativu & Analativu Islands in Palk Bay
-Islands r 20 miles fm Rameswaram
-Next stop Kachchatheevu
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Ok! It's kinda unusual because I rarely change my stance but I change if I get a clear picture. (Somewhat realistic in this case)

West &democratic world is thinking that it's just a matter of time when people of #China will rise & bring revolution against #CCP
Question is why #Chinese people will go against CCP? Today an average Chinese can afford a beautiful living standard. It's a reality that poverty is almost NIL in China, CCP created kind of opportunities for Chinese which remains juz a dream for many big populated countries.
CCP completely diverted people mind towards materialistic stuff which over shadowed social issues which people didn't care after sometime as they got best at best price possible. Today's China is completely & ONLY money driven society.
Moreover they don't even bother about..
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-#IndianAirForce & teams developing Tejas Mk2 hv to put in lot of effort to beat #Chinese J-10C
-Thanks to stolen #tech fm #Israeli Lavi program J-10 accelerated much faster with 468 in service
-Homegrown LCA faced severe #technology denials except small help fm Dassaultin in 80s
-#IndianAirForce in Jan ordered 83 Tejas Mk 1A
-1st ac will reach by 2023
-J-10B is thrust vectoring variant
-Tejas with low wing loading hs edge in high altitude, sustained turn rate, climb rate & cruising speed need lesser thrust
-Smaller airframe has smaller radar sign too
-Tejas Mk2 likely to reduce drag by 8% & improve transonic acceleration by 20%
-Likely to have Uttam Mk2 radar,>150km range BVR Astra Mk2 missile
-J-10B already has 300 km range BVR PL-15
-J-10C has dumped #Russian AL-31 engine for indigenous WS-10 Taihang, not proven though
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There’s a gaping (loop)hole in #climate reporting, calculations & countermeasures—#BlueCarbon!

Must finally put #Seabed #CarbonSink on agenda for #COP26...

Here too #China leads world in #carbon damage—by far.

Time for accountability on #RoadToGlasgow!

foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/chi…
#Ocean covers 71% of world’s surface..<10% mapped w/ modern sonar.

Salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds & ultra-deep abyssal #seabed absorb large quantities of #CO2 from atmosphere & balancing critical #climate systems.

Disrupting risks grave & potentially irreversible harms
.@Nature: “#marine sediments are the largest pool of organic #carbon on the planet.”

Est. vol. ~7 trillion metric tons—>3X cumulative anthropogenic #CO2 emissions since 1750.

Bottom trawl #fishing & #seabed mining—both #PRC-led—risk damaging disruption.

foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/chi…
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#IndianNavy

-Sordid saga of Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya #India & #Russia
-India been buying #Russian weapons for 50 yrs, some good, some bad
-But story of Vikramaditya takes the cake
-Interestingly Russia’s latest offer of 3 K class subs at Rs1 could be another nightmare
-Soviet Union commissioned aircraft carrier Baku in 1988
-It was interesting mix of heavy cruiser & aircraft carrier
-It had an angled flight deck & a hangar
-1991 Soviet Union disintegrated, Baku came to Russia as Admiral Gorshkov and soon started rotting due to lack of funds
-On the other hand #IndianNavy was struggling with INS Viraat
-The only carrier #India had was to retire in 2007
-India had limited options
-#USA #France #Italy were costly options
-2004 Russia appeared as Guardian Angel & offered Admiral Gorshkov just for $974 million
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#IndianArmy
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-PLA exposed
-World only knows abt PLA what #CCP tells
-#USArmy releases ATP 7-100.3
-SWOT Analysis
-Older combat systems r expected beyond 2035
-Less important Cmds get discarded eqpt
-Recent upgraded eqpt for #Xinjiang Military District shows importance of region
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-3 types of combined-arms brigades:motorized, mechanized, armored
-18 reserve & militia divs
-Most brigades eqpd with older systems
-Struggles with decentralizing planning & operations at lower tactical echelons,complexities of informationized battlefield & modern mech forces
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-High #technical demands on informationized soldier
-Heavy logistics & maintenance demand on mechanized forces
-Limited combat power of expeditionary forces
-Marine Corps incapable of deploying heavy mechanized forces outside of shared land borders & territorial waters
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In this thread students @MQLinguistics
@Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

⬇️⬇️⬇️Favorite facts about #literacies ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Learning about message sticks is my favorite. When thinking about message sticks from a #literacies perspective, they seem very modern.
languageonthemove.com/what-can-austr…
It is intriguing to learn that humans weren't made to #read and that it is possible due to brain plasticity. It is also fascinating that #reading #Chinese script and alphabetic #writing activates different brains areas

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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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#Global #ETF (thread): 26 Aug 2021

- 2020 worst perf #sectors making still leading in 2021 $IXG $IXC

- This is helping #oil producing countries with #SaudiArabia & #UAE in top5 #Country ETF YTD performers in USD $KSA $UAE

- #SouthAfrica $EZA still in top30 YTD performers
2/12

#EmergingMarkets #ETF seriously lagging #DevelopedMarkets ETF, mostly due to disinvestment from #China.

#SouthAfrica might need a lot of catch up, but $EZA YTD performance in USD (+8.2%) is still ahead of $EEM (-0.95%)
3/12

#Global #Value #stocks enjoyed short-term recovery to the end of April, but since then, $IWVL #ETF really struggled against #Quality & #Momentum. Over 1yr period it is however still the best-performing #factor, very much in its recovery phase.
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What are recent topics for PhD in management or other affiliated subjects?
@LSEPhD
Many!

The latest topics of interest are =>
1.#Behavioural models of #Marketing using experimental economics

2.Role of #Data #Sciences in modelling time-motion studies to measure human efficiency and output on the shop floor.
3.#Reliability Management Process Improvement Controls used in the Value-Added Industries
(Industrial/#engineering management).
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A Newly Arrived Immigrant (born in Canada?)-- a Cuban, now in power in a political party, largely stolen from African Americans.

He blocks a bill that would keep racist from blocking black people from voting.

Welcome to Colorblind America!!
Not everyday, not every week...

"Every HOUR sees the black man elbowed out of employment by some newly arrived emigrant."

-- Frederick Douglass (1853)

blackconservative360.blogspot.com/2015/07/quote-…
Not everyday, not every week...

"Every HOUR sees the black man elbowed out of employment by some newly arrived emigrant whose hunger and whose COLOR are thought to give him a better title to the place."

-- Frederick Douglass
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Thread 1/8 With #China so topical, I often say people dont see the wood for the trees...or more appropriately, they fail to read the 'tea leaves'. I have written about China quite a bit on my blog and in this thread, I will highlight the articles as well as more recent content
Thread 2/8 This piece from last year highlighted not only #China's role in the world but also some interesting learnings from an investor trip I took there a few years back.

moe-knows.com/2020/11/19/chi…
Thread 3/8 It highlighted some of the key cultural nuances necessary when considering #China as an investment destination. The #Chinese approach to regulation was a key theme.
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