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1/3 A quick thread of #Vietnam. 2020, discussions rage on supply chain diversification from China. Western companies prefer LatinAm, India and South East Asian Nations(ASEAN) Asked local Chinese businesses, they prefer Cheaper Chinese cities, ASEAN, India. Intersection: ASEAN
2/3 Among ASEAN countries, Vietnam came up constantly, for its similar political and cultural background with China. From @IMFNews Vietnam fastest growing among ASEAN neighbors last 10 years and project to grow fastest next 5 years.
3/3 Vietnam is largest weight 29% in @msci frontier index. Its communist party is watched closely in China as it seemed have moved faster toward liberalization.
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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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Most Covid-19 #Vietnam discussions hv understandably focused on epicenter Saigon. But nearby Binh Duong province, crucial to Vietnam's export-dependent economy & the global supply chain is struggling to maintain manufacturing operation. My latest. 1/…
The gov allows factories in industrial zones to stay open if they provided on-site accommodation or direct transport for staff, but a senior director at a company which outsources to global brands told me the costs to fulfill these conditions are huge. 2/…
Binh Duong brings home big bucks. It was Vietnam's 2020 3rd biggest exporter, selling goods worth >US$27 bln. It is the country's second largest accumulated FDI beneficiary (USS36.8 bln) after Saigon. 3/…
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Interesting: several #ISKP commanders were liquidated soon after the #Taliban broke open the prison in Kunar. Some of these commanders had travelled to #IS Centre in Iraq/Syria.
So the #Biden administration really is preparing to say #Americans left behind in #Afghanistan wanted to be left there or are at fault for being left there.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris and Vietnam's Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan meet in the Gold Room of the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.

The visit is the first to Vietnam by a sitting US vice president
Vice President Kamala Harris visits Vietnam to stress US commitment to Asia.

Critics slam the trip as tone-deaf given the parallels with the superpower's evacuations from Saigon and Kabul

On the third anniversary of the death of Senator John McCain, US Vice President Kamala Harris lays flowers at a memorial in Hanoi to the former Vietnam POW where his Navy aircraft was shot down by the North Vietnamese
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In touch with those eligible for evacuation from #Afghanistan on "how and when to come to the airport," says @PressSec.
"There would need to be time" prior to Aug. 31 to begin the departure of US troops to meet that deadline, confirms @PressSec.
"I would leave it to the Department of Defense to get into operational details," adds @PressSec.
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Departure of @VP from #Singapore to #Vietnam was delayed due to an apparent concern about #HavanaSyndrome, according to the US Embassy in Hanoi.
“This has nothing to do with the vice president’s health,” @SymoneSanders46 told reporters on Air Force 2 en route #Vietnam.
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#Biden blamed the #Afghans for the US not evacuating those Afghans who were in danger - said they caused the delay - but this is a lie, one of many in yesterday's speech: Biden had been told for weeks by the military he needed to act to withdraw safely, and *he* delayed.
Perfect summation: there are thousands of Afghans who have been trying for months to leave, and the Biden people refused to start the process - a decision Biden now blames on the Afghans, as he does the collapse of a military whose demise he engineered
As @mattczeller of @n1leftbehind makes clear in the above clip: the work of finding the names of the Afghans who needed to be gotten out of the country if we were going to abandon it had been done and that information given to Biden, who chose not to act until it was too late.
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The #US has lost control of the airport in Kabul because desperate people flooded the airfield to try to avoid being abandoned to the Taliban by the US. #Afghanistan
The messaging from this administration and its surrogates would be laughable if it wasn't being used to kill thousands of people and rebirth a jihadist regime that threatens us all
Amrullah Saleh, whatever else we have to say about him, consistently tried to get the world to understand that what was happening in his country was a foreign attack from #Pakistan. And he has remained in #Afghanistan, incidentally, whether that is wise
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#Saigon 1975, #Kabul 2021? - Es ist dieses ikonenhafte Foto, das das Ende des #Vietnam-Krieges und den Abzug der US-Truppen symbolisiert. Angesichts der dramatischen Situation in #Afghanistan wird das Bild derzeit immer wieder verbreitet. Was aber zeigt es? Ein Thread ⬇️
Das Foto wurde am Nachmittag des 29. April 1975 gemacht, einen Tag bevor die nordvietnamesische Armee Saigon einnahm. Der Fotograf war der Niederländer Hubert van Es, geboren 1941 in Hilversum, der damals für die United Press International (UPI) in #Vietnam gearbeitet hat.
Oft wird fälschlicherweise behauptet, die Aufnahme würde die US-Botschaft in Saigon zeigen. Tatsächlich aber fotografierte Van Es an jenem Tag ein Gebäude in der 22 Gia Long Street , das „Pittman Apartments“, ein damaliger Stützpunkt der #CIA:…
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NEW: "Leading elements" of the 3 US battalions headed to #Kabul from the @CENTCOM area "already there" per @PentagonPresSec

Rest are "preparing to move" but will mostly be in place by Sunday, he adds
"Plans and sourcing" for aircraft, airlift support ongoing, per @PentagonPresSec

"Airlift will not be a limiting factor" he says

"The operation has begun...the military side of it" per @PentagonPresSec

#Afghanistan #Kabul
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The #Pakistan #Army learned the lessons from the #Vietnam war and carefully controlled the Western #narrative and the level of aggression in Afghanistan, the #US military apparently didn't, and lived in an imaginary wonderland created by its friends in Pakistan!
2/usa #BeAware: Unless #US foreign policy experts learn the correct lessons from the US post-war experience in the Indian sub-continent (& Asia more generally), they cannot be trusted to give sensible advise on S Asia to the US congress and US govt
3/usa This is solid competition for #CCP🤡, but #PRC will still win hands down! 🤓
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The Disregard of #InformedConsent and Echoes of Nuremberg Part 2 - “The Great Pivot” - Jab hesitancy is informed, literate, and sophisticated, but government agencies, officials, and politicos pushed false narratives - by @TraderStef 4 #CrushTheStreet #ADE… Image
I am moving "The Great Pivot & Echoes of Nuremberg Part 2" #InformedConsent2 (the thread from @RWMaloneMD's gracious RT ) to my acct original here. Replies were breaking apart/not keeping continuity under his RT. Chronology is now intact. Apology for move. Image
Here is a link to PART 1 of “The Disregard of Informed Consent & Echoes of Nuremberg” (is hash tagged as #InformedConsent). That thread's continuity is intact and extensive, from March 31 to Aug 3.
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"#SouthKorea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases."… Image
#USA: "Twenty-four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in Covid-19 cases over the past week"… Image
"#Russia on Saturday reported 752 coronavirus-related deaths, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic began"… Image
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Brief thread on current COVID situation in #Vietnam and what may lie ahead. 1/n
Vietnam has been a famous COVID success story.
Still only 87 deaths to date. 3 small ripples only, achieving zero-COVID for months at a time.
Life was close to normal for many (except decimated airline & tourism industries). 2/n
Since 27-April Delta has taken hold. Vietnam has recorded 16,455 cases in 54 of its 63 cities and provinces since. 3/n
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Mientras las luces apuntan a Europa y América con sus respectivos torneos continentales, se sortearon hoy los dos grupos de la fase final de las eliminatorias asiáticas que determinarán los equipos clasificados a #Qatar2022 2022. Abrimos Hilo #AsianQualifiers
Los 12 seleccionados que clasificaron de la fase anterior, se dividen en 2 grupos de 6 seleccionados. Comenzará el 2 de septiembre.
Los dos primeros de cada grupo irán al mundial. Los terceros jugarán un mano a mano entre sí y el ganador irá a un repechaje intercontinental.
En el grupo A estarán: Irán, Corea Sur, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Irak , Siria y Líbano. En el B: Japón, Australia, Arabia Saudita, China, Omán y Vietnam. Les presentamos a los 12 seleccionados para que vayan palpitando las eliminatorias de Asia. Pasen y lean.
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#India: "Delhi reported a surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Tuesday"… Image
#Indonesia: '"on the edge of a COVID-19 catastrophe" as the country navigates an uptick in the number of infections'… Image
#Australia: "The Greater Darwin region has confirmed it is dealing with an outbreak of the Delta variant, a strain which experts warn is more infectious but "manageable" with the right restrictions."… Image
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#IndiaChinaFaceOff : Ladakh standoff exposed #PLA's weaknesses, made #China rejig security narrative

The Galwan incident was the first taste of combat—though without firearms—that it had with an actual enemy after getting a bloody nose in #Vietnam in 1979…
2/ “The PLA has been facing a challenge of absence of combat experience and a lack of realistic training. It has been widely accepted even within the Chinese establishment,” said Lieutenant General (retd) D.S. Hooda, former northern Army commander.
3/ Battlefield blood is nothing new for the Indian Army. It has been bleeding in combat every day for the past 3 decades in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir & had also fought a limited conventional war in Kargil, complete with the use of airpower, two decades ago.
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Aside from the fact that this un-American poltroon is slagging the U.S. military, allow me to point out the historical record, which is that the VC basically ceased to exist after the Tet Offensive in 1968. But why expect a member of Congress to know stuff. /1
There are #Vietnam historians who know this stuff better than I, but having given a few lectures on it in my time, I'd also point out that using the VC against the US military was a highly controversial issue in the North, and eventually, there weren't a whole lot of VC left. /2
After Tet, they were staffing out VC units with Northerners, and by the end, the war was a straight up conventional brawl between regular military units. Saigon was overrun by communist tanks, not VC guys with pop guns.
Even if a member of Congress thinks otherwise. /3x
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@catturd2 @gatewaypundit 1/📨 @foofighters remember this? The other side of #AIDS. You were there. You dared to put your name under this group of #HIV+ patients who questioned the mainstream narrative & decided NOT to take AIDS "medication"

#Fauci #JoepLange🍃
#MH17 #Swissair-111
@catturd2 @gatewaypundit @foofighters 2/ The other👆side of AIDS

Christine began to question if #HIV causes #AIDS. She came to believe that her positive💭test📖…

#PCRtest's #KaryMullis*🍃died Aug'19💭 #Event201 Oct'19
#JoepLange🍃 #MH17 #Swissair-111⤵
@catturd2 @gatewaypundit @foofighters 3/ Two Airplane Crashes & Dashed Hopes for a Cure💭

#SwissAir-111 & #MH17

Leading AIDS researchers died in each of the two disasters. Would #AIDS have been defeated💭by now if they survived?…

RIP Prof. #JoepLange

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It is great to see #Vietnam moving up the value chain and developing its own tech, selling it in foreign markets.
OTOH selling hi-end EVs to Americans seems an odd focus. And not just for the reason cited here: it might be a costly failure.
🇻🇳 ppl currently rely overwhelmingly on motorbikes for private transport, but cars are increasingly common as the middle class expands . Trade agreements are also leading to cuts in hi import duties. Congestion and air pollution are huge problems in urban areas.
At the same time🇻🇳 has gr8 potential for solar and wind power.
It could become a world leader in electric motorbikes & small affordable EVs. These cd be exported but wd more importantly address pressing domestic economic & ecological development issues.
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Wie soll man ertragen, in einer so asynchronen Welt zu leben? In Deutschland sinkt endlich die Zahl der Neuinfektionen, immer mehr Menschen sind geimpft, es wird Sommer, draußen lauter glückliche Gesichter. In einigen asiatischen Ländern geht’s teilweise erst los. Beispiele ⬇️
#Taiwan meldete heute 347 neue, lokale Übertragungen, insgesamt sind sie nun bei 8.160 Fällen - ein exponenzieller Anstieg seit Ende Mai. Über die Lage vor Ort und mögliche Ursachen der ersten Welle hat kürzlich @katharintai berichtet:…
#Vietnam erlebt gerade seine erste richtige Welle mit über 4.000 Infizierten - und entdeckte auch noch eine neue hochansteckende Virusvariante. Die Angst vor einem Zusammenbruch des Gesundheitssystems ist groß, es gibt lokale Lockdowns und Massentests.…
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