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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.

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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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#Hypocrisy is the best policy in a #unipolar #world, but it wont work in the “multipolar transition” to a “#Tripolar #World with a #multipolar rim”!
The “#Bipolar #World with a #Multipolar #Rim,” is already here. The Russian conflict with Ukraine, wont change this. #High #Tech #Decoupling & #partial #economic #decoupling from China is a necessary for survival of free market, open democracies.
2/hwo The #Hypocritical #World #Order(#HWO): “The very people who want pragmatism on #Afghanistan, don’t want pragmatism on #Myanmar
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Honored to be interviewed by @GrecianFormula on @DeptofDefense's 2021 #China #Military Power Report!

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Read my big picture takeaways & recommendations for @POTUS/@SecDef @19_forty_five!

Implications for #NationalSecurity Strategy, #Nuclear Posture Review.
#Pentagon's #China #Military Power Report is a 173-page treasure trove!

After my all-nighter 6-page summary—bit.ly/DoD-CMPR—I'm still finding food for thought...

Here are some new reflections from my interview w/ @GrecianFormula @19_forty_five:

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CMPR's biggest revelation? Most would say #nuclear #weapons buildup:

#PRC may have up to 700 deliverable #nuke warheads by 2027, of which roughly 200 warheads will be on land-based #ICBMs capable of threatening US; & at least 1,000 nuke warheads by 2030.

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#10ottobre #Afghanistan non è un luogo "monolitico" ma il frutto di tante diversità al crocevia d'Asia. Queste opere esposte al #Mao di #Torino ci ricordano il peso che il buddismo ha avuto per secoli in queste aree, dove c'è ancora un patrimonio archeologico da scoprire
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Una storia che mi ha molto colpito (non la conoscevo) è quella di Najiba Hussaini, giovane afghana, genio del computer, che dopo studi all'estero era tornata per informatizzare il ministero alle miniere. Uccisa in un attentato suicida nel 2017
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Nella sua provincia natale, Daikundi, era stata creata una fondazione a suo nome per aiutare i giovani, in particolare le ragazze. La Fondazione ieri ha annunciato sospensione attività. Era stata attaccata (non è chiaro da chi) dopo la caduta della provincia nelle mani
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1/210: Markus Kerber's Apollo 13

In March 2020, the German Ministry of the Interior @BMI_Bund issued a #strategypaper that weaponized fear in order to accomplish compliance with #COVID policies. The authors' emails were litigated under #FOIA request. My analysis. #MEGATHREAD ⬇️ Image
2/210: The @BMI_Bund emails have been released to the public as they were successfully sued by lawyer Niko Härting in a FOIA proceeding. They can be requested directly from @BMI_Bund/ @rki_de via @fragdenstaat. Download it here: bit.ly/3knoa6Y bit.ly/3Bd0rgj Image
3/210: The emails originated March 19-25, 2020. They are so explosive because they map the inner discourse of the @BMI_Bund's now infamous #COVID-19 taskforce, which produced several crucial domestic policy documents. bit.ly/2TT3R7O @OttoKolbl
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If you want a history lesson on #Totalitarianism... then read and share...

The people of Cuba are demanding the end of the communist regime in their beloved country. Meanwhile, the forces of totalitarianism rise up in America. @wgarneau

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Imagine if #Hitler, #Stalin, and #Mao had access to the kinds of information the NSA collects. Imagine if they would have had access to Facebook, Twitter, or would have had access to the technology of the modern police state.

No need to imagine, it's happening in USA right now!
What would a political purge in America look like?

#Conservatives are being labeled dissidents, extremists, and potential terrorists by the government.

A political purge would look exactly like what is happening in America today!
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“Within months, repeated denunciations, brutal handcuffing and beatings, reduced Lu Hong’en, then in his 40s, to a graying & balding shadow of himself.”
“He also experienced bouts of madness during which he screamed in terror that “the witch”—Mao’s wife—had come for him.”
“He developed a conditioned reflex to the color red and would rush to smash or bite anything that color, he would also bite inanimate objects that had the syllable MAO in their names, be it a towel (maojin) or sweater (maoyi).” — Blood Letters #CCPChina #Mao #communism
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I grew up in #OsmaniaUniversity from my school level onwards. I have seen how PDSU and RSU, student union fronts for naxal groups going about brainwashing students, some of whom were brilliant engineers. #Marx & #Mao were bandied about as the best things that happened to mankind.
Many of these students were indoctrinated into what was then called CPI (ML) People's War Group led by Kondapalli Seetharamaiah. The heady romance of gun and revolution was an abyss into which these unfortunate souls were sucked into. It was a point of no return for many of them.
OU, Kakatiya University and REC Warangal were perfect recruiting grunds for naxal outfits. Many students who came from poor families had witnessed how the rich zamindars had subjected their parents to humiliation. That was the sales pitch which the naxal recruiters worked on.
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6/cps >90% of the Cos/corporates within this 60% are part of the #PartySector run by #PartyCapitalists (party members, their family, friends & special agents) who owe allegiance to party and follow its directives on all policy matters(or get jailed for corruption or worse)
7/cps Beyond what China experts label #SOEs, lies a vast a shadowy, grey #PartySector run by #PartyCapitalists who were funded by #SOEs, provincial parties, #TVEs and State owned, controlled, run, banks and which foreigners were persuaded is the #PrivateSector :
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If this #UGDecides2021 election was being contested on POLICY ISSUES, what would you tell candidate #Museveni TO DO, to turn it around....

#TheIssues🇺🇬
If this #UGDecides2021 election was being contested on POLICY ISSUES, what would you tell candidate #Amuriat TO DO, to turn it around....

#TheIssues🇺🇬
If this #UGDecides2021 election was being contested on POLICY ISSUES, what would you tell candidate #Muntu TO DO, to turn it around....

#TheIssues🇺🇬
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Le 09 septembre 1976, #Mao Zedong meurt à l'âge de 82 ans.

L'occasion est parfaite pour vous raconter le récit d'une décision folle dont Mao fut l'instigateur en #Chine : le massacre des moineaux (oiseaux).

Voici l'histoire de la "campagne des quatre nuisibles" ⤵️ ImageImageImage
Contrôlant le pays d'une main de fer, Mao Zedong (ou Mao Tsé-Toung) prit plusieurs grosses décisions politiques qu'on appela "le Grand Bond en Avant".

Une politique globale visant à moderniser le pays. Image
Parmis toutes ces décisions, une fut particulièrement brutale.
Elle fit couler beaucoup d'encre... et de sang.

C'est une des premières campagnes lancées par Mao : La campagne des 4 nuisibles. Image
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#Thread : The Bloody History of #Communism - Chapter 2: People’s Republic of #China (PRC) and #Cambodia

#MaoZedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, ruled China as the chairman of the #CommunistPartyOfChina...

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#CommunismKills #SocialismKills Image
...from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.

Ideologically a #Marxist#Leninist, his theories, military strategies, & political policies are collectively known as #Maoism.

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Based on the Soviets' experience, #Mao considered violence to be necessary in order to achieve an ideal society that would be derived from #Marxism and as a result he planned & executed violence on a grand scale.

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A new survey published today highlights the vast gaps between public perception and the reality of the impact of #COVID19 on the world.
by @AlanRMacLeod
bit.ly/2ExzmMK #Covid_19 #CoronavirusPandemic #Corona #coronavirus #MondayVibes
#TikTok is not just #China’s revenge for the century of humiliation between the Opium Wars and #Mao’s #revolution. It is the opium — a digital fentanyl, to get our kids stoked for the coming #Chinese imperium,”
by @AlanRMacLeod
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“We are not your enemy,” a high-ranking strategist in #China told me, “but if you [in the West] decide we are, we must prepare without delay.
by John Pilger
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For the #Omniscient, #Omnipotent, # Omnipresent, "Emperor of the Middle Kingdom" with a "mandate from heaven", thirty years is not enough time to even put down on a map the actual ground positions of the two countries troops in 1 of 3 disputed sectors (namely the middle sector)?
3/ccp #PLUs We wake up every morning and look at the mirror and see India and the World, a bunch of immoral, aggressive, neo-imperialist bully's like US: We hate these jokers who think they can stand up to us: https://t.co/eYvqnEUHQ0
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#NEPAL SPECIAL THREAD
Nepals (N) #diplomatic relationship with China (C) was established in 1955. In 2005 King Gyanendra had proposed C as an observer in #SAARC, this had strained N's relationship with India (I). After abolition of Monarchy C's interference increased greatly. 1/8
Xi Jinping visited N in 2019. The last time when a C President had visited N was 23 yrs ago. Before his visit a special group of #CCP had organised events & sessions with N Politicians & Govt to explain their version of #Communist Ideology & Xi's objective. 2/8
In his speech he said that C will convert N from a land locked country to a land linked country. The largest project under Belt & Road Initiative (#BRI) is the railway line connecting N & Tibet (T). There has been NO progress & even financial modalities haven't been discussed.3/8
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Surely every serious national security strategist understands the distinction btwn Govts Geopolitical decisions and th military's detailed scenario planning & action program. A govt can decided on basis of expected value of outcome or worst case scenarios-the latter is paralyzing
2/ns The critical issue in China-India conflict is that,as of now (2020), #China controls the #escalatory ladder. So India's #National #Security Apparatus has to make assumptions about when and how #CCPpla will escalate, if it loses the first few steps on its escalatory ladder!
3/ns The worst case scenario for us is therefore the one in which after loosing previous escalations, #CCP China escalates to a full fledged war/attack on India, by shifting US-facing troops and highest quality equipment towards India. This has proved paralyzing for past Govts!🤔
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All those who think #PLA is a sovereign force of #China🇨🇳 are wrong. #PLA is not the member of the sovereign state of #China but an armed component of #CCP #Mafia.
Founded in 1927, more than 2 decade before the founding of People's Republic of #China 🇨🇳, #PLA came into existence before the state.
#China's 🇨🇳 Ministry of National Defense which is a state organ does not exercise command control over the #PLA. It only serves as a liaison between the #PLA and foreign militaries. Command and control of #PLA is exercised by the #CCP's #CentralMilitaryCommission.
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And, timed neatly with the protests, the 4th International #WEF #Davos in full cry. Croesus-rich gerontocrats calling on 'Youth' to 'revamp all aspects of society'.
Congrats, #KlausSchwab You've almost managed to out-Mao, #Mao and launch a novel form of misrule, Crony #Communism Image
The Face of Evil himself.

Note too, the usual trope of the Wreckers that we have 'only a narrow window' in which to act.

#CulturalRevolution 2.0 #Davos #wef20 Image
No lack of ambition here. The wire fences around our prison camp will be high, impenetrable, and all-encompassing, if this sinsister clique has its way.

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"Uighurs make up close to 90 percent of the population in the south, compared to just under half in #Xinjiang over all, and Mr. Xi set a long-term goal of attracting more Han Chinese settlers."

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"[#Xi] & other party leaders ordered a quasi-#military organization, the #Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps [#XPCC], to accelerate efforts to settle the area with more #HanChinese, the docs show."
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Here's my history of XPCC: andrewerickson.com/2009/08/people…
I offer a history of #Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps [#XPCC] in the #Encyclopedia of Modern #China:
amazon.com/gp/product/068…

Here are the key excerpts from “People’s Liberation Army: #Military Enterprises & Industry Since 1949” (pp. 112-115): andrewerickson.com/2009/08/people…
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1. Je ne crois pas être sensible mais je suis totalement choqué par ce livre. La barbarie lors de la #RevolutionCulturelle dépasse l’entendement.
2. Exécutions sommaires et actes de barbarie, pour des motifs futiles ou inexistants...
3. Comment on fait pour arracher la jambe d’un enfant encore vivant?
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#MustRead @NewYorker: China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check

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People the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.

bei lüyou—“to be touristed”—joins passive voice phrases describing things PRC gov’t does to people
Chinese #netizen slang: "whenever law enforcement frames people, or otherwise conscripts them into an activity, the prefix bei is used to indicate the passive tense. Hence: bei loushui (to be tax-evaded), bei zisha (to be suicided), bei piaochang (to be johned), and so on."
"In a joke [Chinese liberals—educated urbanites] liked about the 2016 U.S. election, a bunch of eunuchs are so appalled by the bawdy quarrels among the married folk that they congratulate themselves: 'How fortunate we are to be castrated!'"

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
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#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.
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