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Apr 28 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
HOME IN THE #US FOR FIRST TIME IN 2.5 YEARS 🙌 Yes, I will return to #Beijing, but for now I’m gonna relish being in the land of the free, home of the brave 🇺🇸🤣 This thread will be occasional musings about re-entry into my own country which has changed dramatically in this time First: Dunkin’ Donuts now serves #avocado toast. When did this happen??? 🤷🏻‍♀️
Mar 8, 2021 • 10 tweets • 7 min read
Lots has happened in the 2 yrs since a controversial extradition proposal brought millions of #HongKong people to the streets. Explore how much has changed & what next with @Telegraph @TelegraphWorld's series, "Future of Hong Kong" 1 | #HongKong’s vigorous legal profession is finding itself increasingly forced to adapt to a communist concept of governance and justice under increasing mainland Chinese control. By @niccijsmith telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/0…
Dec 13, 2020 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
#China's crackdown on its tiny congregation of #Jews. ~100 practising in a community of ~1,000. That such a small group can attract the #CommunistParty’s ire shows how far the suppression goes @TelegraphWorld @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/1… #religiousfreedom #Hanukkah Ancestors of those in #China claiming Jewish heritage – prob merchants from Persia – settled >1,000 yrs ago in Kaifeng, then a bustling imperial capital during Northern Song Dynasty. Through dynasties, wars, natural disasters, Cultural Revolution, they kept their history alive
Aug 16, 2020 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
.@Telegraph exclusive: #China continues to harass exiles on British soil, say victims. These threats are a way to “silence them from using their voices to raise awareness of #humanrights violations,” says @FrancesEveCHRD @CHRDnet telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/1… @TelegraphWorld .@AzizIsaElkun, a British Uighur who has campaigned from the UK about #China’s internment camps for Muslim minorities, revealed he had been sent msgs from his mother, apparently under duress via WhatsApp from Turkey & Hong Kong numbers. He believes it’s a warning to silence him
Jun 12, 2020 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
#China has occupied 60+ sqkm of Indian territory in eastern Ladakh, acc to senior Indian Army source. @Telegraph can reveal up to 12,000 Chinese troops pushed over #India border last month amid violent clashes as Beijing squeezes Modi for closer ties w US telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/1… 3 Indian soldiers killed in Galwan Valley in Ladakh last night by Chinese troops, 1st casualties along 3,488km border since 1975, as threat of war intensifies. #India says there were also Chinese deaths though #Beijing has yet to confirm telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/1… #China @joerwallen
Apr 12, 2020 • 10 tweets • 13 min read
#Wuhan postcard: Kite-flying, #cat on leash smelling 🌸, city skyline along the #Yangtze, and #socialdistancing to the max 🐶🐯 #coronavirus #China ImageImageImageImage More #Wuhan postcards: Entrance to Carrefour; makeshift takeout window through metal barrier; makeshift barrier, period - everything plus the kitchen sink; #Communist Party disaster relief tent (these are still everywhere) ImageImageImageImage
Jan 26, 2020 • 10 tweets • 7 min read
#Wuhan resident Chen Min, 65, died within 10 days of developing fever, cough. Docs never tested her for #coronavirus. She's not incl in official govt count of 56 dead & suggests scale of problem is *far* greater than #China has acknowledged telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/2… @Telegraph @Telegraph To be clear: Her symptoms were consistent w the new virus infection though docs at 3 hospitals in #Wuhan kept sending her home w basic cold meds, even when a CT scan showed shadows in her lungs – not enough beds. She was finally placed in isolation Jan 15 & died 6 hours later
Nov 13, 2018 • 31 tweets • 6 min read
Life in #China — a little tale of how this country deals with problems like squabbling children: I move into a new apt to discover upset neighbors who pay a visit to scream unintelligibly at me. I finally figure out that they think the electric ac/heat in my unit is creating much noise in theirs. I learn this was a previous issue that the prop mgmt company I’m renting through failed to resolve.