I apologize in advance for the long tweet, but this is a story worth remembering and which I’ve written about often. From the late 1930s to the late 1960s (excluding WW2), the USSR had consistently targeted (and met) such high GDP growth rates that very few economists doubted... https://t.co/V6uHFr7mPN
A typical day as a junior high school teacher (according to the government).
They’re at work from 7:30 to 21:15. Also, they assume you spend only 9h45 at home, of which 6 are dedicated to sleeping.
Probably best not to have a family then.
Yo @TwitterSafety this is a powerful PRC state media outlet singling out one single person for abuse because they had the temerity to be one member of a whole team of people who investigated forced labor in Xinjiang. In what world is this use of your platform by GT ok? https://t.co/oFKSI0iP6D
If China wants to fund overseas higher ed, set up a foundation and do so at arm's length. If China wants to propagate Chinese culture and soft power, stop censoring your own artists, filmmakers, writers. If the USG doesn't want CCP influence, FUND our public universities! 6/
Your Friday fun fact: every legitimate leader of Southeast Asia's nine post-colonial nations is older than their state, apart from Jokowi, a relative spring chicken at 59 years old. https://t.co/9dfPV32FXb
Brunei independent 1984-Sultan b 1946
Cambodia 1953-Hun Sen b 1952
Indonesia 1945-JKW b 1961
Laos 1953-Thongloun Sisoulith b 1945
Malaysia 1957-Muhyiddin b 1947
Myanmar 1948-ASSK b 1945
Philippines 1946-Duterte b 1945
Singapore 1965-LHL b 1952
Vietnam 1945-Nguyen Phu Trong b 1944
Haier makes dishwashers, Xiaomi makes smartphones, Evergrande builds condos. Now they all want to make battery-powered vehicles too. Making cars is one thing, making them profitably quite another.
No joke: UN court today rules it was OK for UN human rights office to hand names of dissidents over to China, because it was about “building and maintaining a relationship with member states.“ The UN secretly told Beijing which Chinese rights activists were to attend UN meetings. https://t.co/VCifKwpftL
The historical analogies are quite ugly. Decaying empires don't just .. go away. The withdrawal of the British Empire from Asia was bloody and went quite badly in the end for Japan. Also: A US that declines into a fascist autocracy will be more warlike, not less. 2/2
If the US is collapsing like Rome, per this thesis, Chinese ppl might reconsider whether the violent decline of a nuclear-armed country that controls the world's reserve currency and buys $450b of Chinese goods/yr is the golden opportunity Chinese nationalists think it is. 1/2 https://t.co/XHseslZ2o3
This week I asked several experienced Western envoys to Beijing to explain China's recent, v assertive diplomacy. The most striking reply? "China thinks the West is weak, venal and ill-disciplined, and must be brought to heel, like a dog." My Chaguan https://t.co/u4zWIo7f80
Liu is referring to a Zenz chart, now corrected, that had the wrong denominator for IUD placements/capita. CGTN manufactured a non-existent French reporter, Laurène Beaumont, to visit Xinjiang and write about how fine everything is.
Je n'ose imaginer que @CGTNFrancais qui vient d'obtenir l'autorisation par le @csaudiovisuel d'émettre en France publie des articles sur le Xinjiang écrit par de faux profils se faisant passer pour des journalistes basés en France, comme "Laurène Beaumond"
The foreign correspondent community, and really anyone who is curious about China, loses out as yet another correspondent willing to take on hard stories in China leaves. We’ve already had 18 reporters expelled last year. https://t.co/KGwB6sKKmF