We looked inside some of the tweets by @petesweeneypro and here's what we found interesting.
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State dept opposition to letting Stanley Sloan - a Trump critic - speak leads Denmark to cancel NATO conference. https://twitter.com/LarsBStruwe/status/1203611848551084032
A Faorese TV station unwittingly recorded a briefing between a Faroese MP and a senior civil servant, detailing a secret meeting between the Faroese PM and China’s ambassador to DK. The recording was banned by Faroese authorities 20 minutes before it was supposed to...
Breaking. Russian court has found 21 year old student Yegor Zhukov guilty for “extremism” over his YouTube videos criticising the Kremlin. Prosecutors asked for 4 years - which will now likely be granted. https://twitter.com/tass_agency/status/1202849968157052930
Fascinating and telling listing of the number of CCP-dominated Chinese-language media outlets in various polities represented at UFWD Tenth Forum on Global Chinese Language Media 第十届世界华文传媒论坛 in Shijiazhuang in October 2019
Alternative headline: one of the only female hedge fund leaders-in-waiting is passed over for a man https://www.wsj.com/articles/eileen-murray-to-depart-bridgewater-worlds-largest-hedge-fund-11575395067
Absolutely. Or let other countries cherry-pick their four wealthiest cities/states/provinces. There is a reason so many Chinese students study in the US, and it's not because they are sympathetic to American interests, it's because their local schools are terrible. https://twitter.com/UselessTree/status/1201910041995104257
Want to read Reuters coverage of Hong Kong Airlines' response to the HK government saying it may lose its license? You'd better not be a @Refinitiv Eikon user in China (presumably blocked because the airline said protests have hit revenue)
Hong Kong protests: officials withdraw HK$250 million in funding requests for two universities after disquiet at lack of control over campuses voiced by pro-government lawmakers..... great way to start the dialogue!!! https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3039478/hong-kong-protests-officials-withdraw-hk250-million-funding
Lau Cha-kei, station sergeant who pointed a shotgun at protesters went on a Weibo rampage-he put the official vote numbers into excel and claimed 1.6 million votes were not counted. Turns out he didn't know Excel autosum doesn't count numbers with a * (* is elected)
Latest on PolyU situation: PolyU has sent in its own team to conduct search and urge protesters to leave, a day police said they would send in one comprising of negotiators and psychologists. HK leader Carrie Lam says it has put the police team on hold https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3039346/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-says-police-will-delay-polyu
China is a less open economy than it was in 2010 (imports have grown more slowly than GDP/ industrial output)
(graph from @ggaulier)
Listen: Goldman-backed software chat tool Symphony wants to break into the terminal business.
CEO @DavidGurle talks with @petesweeneypro about the challenges of compliance, his deal with China’s Tencent and more on this episode of The Exchange: https://bit.ly/2XRTmzp
With @jamespomfret and @DavidKirton_ Tightening control over efforts to manage #HongKongProtests , China is considering replacing its official liaison to the restive semi-autonomous city. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-shenzhen-exclusive-idUSKBN1Y000P
This makes violent PAP/PLA intervention less likely IMHO. This might not mean concessions tho. What is likely is passive aggressivity, in which the local economy is allowed to crash, while key financial functions that let Chinese companies find foreign investment are preserved.
HK election results confirm what opinion polls suggested: The silent majority is not with Beijing's programme. Big hole blown in the fantasy that the movement is reducible to a few thousand radicals backed by Western spies/media, and can thus be solved by getting "tougher".
A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said he was tortured by Chinese secret police seeking information about the city’s pro-democracy protests https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-u-k-consulate-employee-says-chinese-secret-police-tortured-him-11574229602?shareToken=stcf16277138d84c39b8d74fd7d7620d6d via @WSJ
Via @Reuters CHINA PARLIAMENT LAW COMMITTEE SAYS HONG KONG COURTS HAVE NO POWER TO RULE ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF FACE MASK BAN LAW - XINHUA https://twitter.com/QiZHAI/status/1196570610781933568
A Chinese student group (#CSSA) threatened and protested against a panel discussion about CCP's Panopticism and overseas interference, and yesterday Columbia U canceled the event. Here is what the panelists/moderator have to say: https://studentsforafreetibet.org/free-speech-in-american-universities-under-attack-from-beijing/
"... the two patients were in fact transferred by ambulance from an ill-equipped treatment center in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and that the risk they had infected others in Beijing was minimal."https://www.caixinglobal.com/2019-11-14/beijing-plague-patients-were-medically-transferred-from-inner-mongolia-101483498.html
Outbreak of plague in China. Pneumonic plague is the worst version of plague, with mortality at 95%, higher than Ebola by 5 %pts. Patients ended up in Beijing. Sure hope they didn't travel by public plane or train. Swine flu wasn't handled well.