, 15 tweets, 8 min read
1) When #Warren2020 & Marco Rubio Agree on #China

A Tweet Storm, Part 1 of 14.

Houston Rockets general manager @DMorey lit a fire by speaking his mind: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with #HongKong.” The Communist Party raged.

2) The Twitter reaction-to-the-retraction was intense. Texas Senator @tedcruz has designs on the White House in 2024.
3) You know who else wants to be sworn in in 2024? Florida Senator @marcorubio. His @NBA reaction is one of many hawkish-on-China tweets for him.
4) But why focus on Republicans, or an election that is 5 years from now? We have an election in 13 months. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is arguably the Democratic front runner. Angry.
5) You think this is about basketball? Here’s Warren several days before the #NBA saga:
6) And what would a presidential contest be without a political twist? Is Hillary going to run?

Forget "Crooked Hillary."

Try "China Hawk Hillary."
7) Remember in May when New York Democrat @SenSchumer was ready to “buy the world a Coke” with Donald Trump? It was like they were close allies, so long as the topic was China.
@SenSchumer 8) And I bet you already forgot this from June. That's 4 Senators, gang.
9) Marco also wrote a letter to MSCI’s CEO in June. He wants the White House in 2024, and this is his angle.

@MichellePrice36 of @Reuters quotes him thus:
10) Then in August, Rubio found yet another Democratic ally -- New Hampshire @SenatorShaheen -- to join forces and pressure the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to stop using the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. index, saying it funds the #ChineseCommunistParty.
11) Did you notice which politician I haven’t mentioned yet? @RealDonaldTrump himself. He has been mum on Hong Kong. But he wants to be tough for trade negotiations...
12) ...and Boom. Here we go. @Jendeben & @SDonnan report that “Trump administration officials are discussing ways to limit U.S. investors’ portfolio flows into China…”
13) How?

“Among the options…(are) delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and limiting Americans’ exposure to the Chinese market through government pension funds.”

Just like Rubio and Shaheen are demanding.
14) Historians may recall that one of the great contributors to the fall of #SouthAfrica's apartheid in the 1980s was when endowments and foundations pulled their capital. China is rapidly becoming this generation’s South Africa.

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