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#Trade ideologues (who 💕 graduate trade theory) don't even understand the meaning of "China treatment" (in trade, tourism, FDI, technology)🧐🤔 on.wsj.com/31v1s4U
2/trd #FreeTrdIdeologues You will surely object to this violation of free trade? Graduate Trade theory textbooks don't mention slave labor? prison labor? 🧐🤔 https://t.co/P0sMFE52dP
7/ispy #READ (= Reverse Engineer and Develop) https://t.co/wqvAralW5B
12/ispy #READ (= Reverse Engineer and Develop) strategy (Hint: the S=spy in #SREAD is silent🤓) https://t.co/GdUYZmUzOC
21/ispy #READ strategy is comprehensive & multi-dimensional. It leaves no possibility for technology transfer to #CCPchinaInc uncovered (beg, borrow, buy, steal, force). All sectors, dimensions & modalities are covered! 🧐
22/ispy #PartySector #PartyCapitalist has to take orders from the #CCP whenever the latter sees it necessary to give an order. Otherwise it's very decentralized and internalized (everyone knows what is expected of them)
23/ispy #CCPchinaInc #sREAD (seriously, If #USA & other DCs give us the technology that #CCP #China has stolen from them, we can catch up with their per capita gdp in 1/2 the time it would take otherwise!)
24/ispy I have been trying for decades, to convince my US friends and acquaintances to take #CCPchinaInc's comprehensive approach to #spying, more seriously. Always met with the response: "every country spies, even our own". My ans, "this is V different in scale, size & scope"

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