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Int’l & Sec Affairs, GeoStrategist, Business Innovator, Asia Addict, China Hand, Fmr @Cuse Sprinter & AFG Vet |@HarvardHBS |@MIIS |@ColumbiaSIPA |@EngineeringSU
Dec 2, 2021 5 tweets 9 min read
2014: Peng Shuai #彭帅 28, atop @WTA, training at Tianjin Tennis Center #天津网球中心—Zhang Gaoli #张高丽 68, a top 7 🇨🇳 PSC leader—when their sex began.

FFWD 7yrs: Abuse claims, WTA suspends play—China impacts TBD at #Beijing2022 #冬奥会 & 20th PC #二十大. #MeToo #米兔 #我也是 For a line-by-line, Chinese-to-English translation of Peng Shuai’s #彭帅 2 Nov Weibo post discussing her relationship w/fmr Politburo Standing Committee, Vice Premier #副总理, Zhang Gaoli #张高丽 see ⬇️:

#MeToo #米兔 #我也是 #WhereIsPengShuai #PengShuai #Tennis #WTA #Beijing2022
Jul 22, 2021 9 tweets 9 min read
So far, China’s authorities have announced an unimaginable death toll of only ~33 dead & 8 missing in the Henan floods (contrast w/Germany flooding ~180 ppl lost). Some Weibo msg tracking reveals at least ~1,000 dead via photos/comment… #ChinaFloods #河南 #郑州 #洪水 #Zhengzhou Post-flood scenes like this in Zhengzhou, solidify that despite CPC govt ‘positive energy’ #正能量 cleanup vibes—unlikely we’ll see accurate flood casualty numbers associated w/the tragedy that impacted cities like Zhengzhou #郑州, and its ~11M citizens.
Jul 21, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
Horrible to see flood devastation from the heavy rains (~year’s worth of rain in 3 days, >617mm) in Zhengzhou #郑州—20 July 2021 panorama view of Henan’s #河南 provincial capital city. (郑州市被淹全景). A city of ~11M residents—death toll remains unknown. What some refer to as the cradle of Chinese civilization—Henan #河南 has seen it’s heaviest rains in 1,000yrs. Dozens of cities are flooded w/unknown death toll. PLA has issued a warning that Luoyang’s #洛阳 Yihetan dam #伊河滩大坝 (west of Zhengzhou) could collapse at any time". Image
Mar 6, 2021 10 tweets 11 min read
Backlash in China state media outlets that previously feted the 1st female Asian film director (Chloé Zhao #赵婷) to win a Golden Globe #金球奖 for best director this past Sunday—China now questions Zhao’s “Chinese cred”—despite being born in Beijing in 1982. #Nomadland #无依之地 [Describing why] she was drawn to early American heartland subjects b/c of her China upbringing—and “being in a place where there are lies everywhere”—2013 Filmmaker Magazine interview excerpt Chloé Zhao #赵婷 gave poss causing CCP censors to rethink support #Nomadland #无依之地
Mar 4, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
While many remark about Biden’s past rels w/China—Fmr USDOT Sec & wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Elaine Chao #赵小兰 repeatedly used her office staff over the past 4yrs. to help her family’s Foremost Group #福茂
shipping business w/extensive ties to China. Image Published 2 March 2021 USDOT Inspector General report on fmr Secretary of Transportation #USDOT Elaine Chao’s #赵小兰 poss conflicts of interests in her interactions w/China (given her father’s Foremost Group #福茂 shipping firm’s heavy reliance on China). oig.dot.gov/sites/default/… Image
Jul 18, 2020 33 tweets 39 min read
“In the last quarter century—there’ve only been seven truly new vaccines introduced globally into clinical practice.”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal on the grave disservice done to the public w/over promising a #COVID19 vaccine “You’re one of four African American CEOs in the #Fortune500—does it make a difference to ‘our ppl’ that you’re in the room?”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal discussing the issue of race in America post-#GeorgeFloyd
nb: @wkamaubell @staceyabrams
Jul 8, 2020 26 tweets 21 min read
“The greatest long term threat to our nation’s information & intellectual property & to our economic vitality is the #counterintelligence & economic espionage threat from China.” —Christopher Wray, #FBI Dir on the significance of China’s threat to the US (& its allies) #IPTheft “If you think this is just an intel issue, govt prob or nuisance just for big corps—you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s the [Americans] who’re the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive—it reps one of the largest transfers of wealth in history.”—#FBI Dir Wray