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I have received many new followers in recent days from the sovereign & independent lands of #EastTurkistan, #Tibet, #Manchuria, #SouthernMongolia, #Taiwan, #HongKong, #Canton, & even places that don’t quite exist (yet), like #Jinland, #Basuria, #Nguyuit, etc., which are all…
… currently wrongfully claimed as part of “#China” by China’s illegitimate, totalitarian regime. These people who are willing to assert their Independence from China’s Communist Party deserve to be celebrated, & I’m honored that they’re following me. I‘ll continue to support…
… their aspirations to be free from the #EvilEmpire currently enslaving them, and in time, I believe more Americans will join me. All people living under the #CCP deserve to be freed from their shackles.

#China” is not a nation; China is a prison for nations. Resist the CCP!
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There is a village in #Taiwan called Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村. Need I say more
每一隻貓都是好貓,100分

Every cat is a good cat, 💯
This is the cattiest cat place I have ever catted
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I've been trying to figure out what to tweet about #Taiwan. Today is the 15th anniversary of Massachusetts granting FULL *in-state* marriage equality to all people. Today also the day Taiwan legalized "separate but equal" marriage equality. washingtonpost.com/archive/politi…
What is happening in Taiwan is deeply personal for me as a person with Taiwanese citizen parents in law so intensely disapproved of my race and sexual orientation that they begged my spouse not to marry me, calling me mentally ill and initially refusing to meet me.
When the Supreme Court of Taiwan commanded the Taiwanese national legislature to pass a law granting same sex couples partnership rights, I celebrated. I thought finally my in law's would have to see that Taiwanese society had changed.
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"Endgame" -- May 11, 2019
Operation Disclosure operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2019/05/rvinte…
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - May 11, 2019

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation of the world based on intelligence received from several sources which may or may not be accurate or truthful.)
The Earth Alliance's plan to collapse the fiat debt-based financial system is nearly complete.

These plans were in the making after the events of 9/11 and were set in motion after the collapse of 2008.
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We are back from a really awesome trip to #Taiwan. In hindsight, delighted that we picked Taiwan, instead of the more common places that Indians typically go to.

Noticed a lot of things that struck us as unique in this trip, so here is a compilation #PPinTaiwan (1/n)
(2/n) How did we choose Taiwan? @AirAsia was running a sale last August when Preethika noticed a good deal, and in a spur of the moment decision, we decided to go there. Yes, the flight tickets were bought 9 months ago. #PPinTaiwan
(3/n) Firstly, getting a visa to Taiwan is pretty easy, especially if you have had a US, UK, Schengen etc visa in the last 10 years. Yes, even if it is expired, it is fine. More details here: passingports.com/taiwan-visa-fo…
Thanks to this, visa for the both of us was free #PPinTaiwan
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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[#LettreHebdo] La politique monétaire US étant maintenant pleinement clarifiée - la FED ne relèvera pas ses taux d’intérêt et adopte un biais expansionniste
=> ow.ly/xikC30o9KMq
Les indications les plus récentes montrent que la tendance des derniers mois s’est poursuivie au mois de mars, avec un ralentissement global d’origine essentiellement industrielle. #LettreHebdo
La situation générale présente des similitudes avec celle de 2015, lorsqu'un fort ralentissement #chinois entraînait un ralentissement mondial fortement concentré sur quelques secteurs économiques. #LettreHebdo
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Here's my @latimes story on generation gap in #Taiwan: I profiled 3 generations of 1 family, asking how their lives led them to totally different identities and senses of connection (or lack thereof) to #China
latimes.com/world/asia/la-…
The grandfather, age 87, was a KMT soldier who fled his Anhui village at age 17 to join the army and ended up in Taiwan. 42 years passed before he returned to his village, only to find that his parents and siblings had starved to death in the 1960s famine.
The father, age 55, is a Kaohsiung businessman who studied abroad in the U.S. He grew up calling himself Chinese, but now resents Chinese bullying towards Taiwan. "It comes down to power," he said re: China-Taiwan relations.
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Recordamos que en #Netflix teneis Ip Man The Final Fight con Anthony Wong como Ip-Man y un cast de lujo: Eric Tsang, Gillian Chung y Jordan Chan.
La leyenda del maestro de Bruce Lee continúa
Tambien en Enero se añadio #Revenger a #Netflix una cinta de acción coreana con ostias de las que duelen,
Desde Corea nos llega también A Special Lady a #Netflix, acción mafias y una protagonista de armas tomar.
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#China plans to sell #Pakistan an aircraft carrier and integrate it militarily - I believe a carrier for Pak is far fetched, but the article is very revealing about CN plans for Pak, something that usually gets dismissed @desertfox61I @avarakai sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-pla…
Beijing is increasingly integrating Pakistan into its military system to fulfill its global ambitions. Meanwhile, India refuses to sell Brahmos to Vietnam for fear of upsetting China. China is not reciprocating India's actions. #Huawei is allowed to bid for the 5G network.
Conscious Western efforts to retard its growth & access to hi-tech supply chains, Beijing has adopted an overtly benign tone with its neighbors. These are, however, cosmetic tactical measures & China’s ambition of developing “a kind of military force system” has not changed.
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Hilo:

"Meshuggah"

Análisis sobre los últimos acontecimientos relacionados al "Caso Venezuela" con el apoyo del Estado de Israel al presidente encargado @jguaido, como también las implicaciones geopolíticas de éste hecho con otros que están concatenados
1) El Estado de Israel es de carácter fundamental para la resolución del conflicto del "Caso Venezuela" por muchas razones.

Primero encontramos que el régimen venezolano a "importado" como elementos insurgentes a la guerrilla marxista colombiana (ELN/FARC)
2) Y también ha creado alianzas con grupos terroristas islámicos como Hezbollah:

infobae.com/america/venezu…
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#UN #NGO cmte mtg 1/24/19: PRC continues its scorched-earth attack on "incorrect" references to #Taiwan and #Tibet by NGOs seeking #UN consultative status. #China rep requested several orgs "correct" "erroneous" refs to "Taiwan as a country." 1/x un.org/press/en/2019/…
The @USUN continues to question PRC GONGOs attempts to get ECOSOC accreditation as civil society orgs.
China Charity Alliance app deferred b/c US "requested details on the process by which its general assembly decides to terminate what it terms “relevant matters." 2/x
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Fdn app deferred b/c US asked the org "to explain how its leadership is determined or elected, and what activities it undertakes as an observer to the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)." 3/x
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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A wild story: A painter from #Taiwan found out his works were printed on stationaries sold on Taobao. So what did he do? Instead of fighting with the Chinese manufacturer, he reported himself as pro Taiwan independence, and the products were immediately taken off Taobao.
Update: The painter has kindly written back and refused to elaborate on how he came up with the brilliant idea.
Update: Apparently, the clever act was carried out by a netizen after the painter's complaints to both the Chinese vendor and Taobao went unanswered.
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#China will attempt a forceful unification with #Taiwan by 2021, the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi's grand dream of national rejuvenation entails unifying all that #CCP considers Chinese lands, especially Taiwan.

This THREAD looks at this potential scenario.
The legitimacy of the #CCP regime under Xi is based on the twin pillars of economic growth and nationalism. For the party-state, unifying the mainland and Taiwan is critical to its aspirations of national rejuvenation and erasure of national humiliation.
Why would PRC force a unification as early as 2021? 1) 2021 is the centenary of the #CCP; anniversaries and dates have massive symbolic importance in China's political culture. 2) Xi wants unification to be part of his legacy. This is the only way that he can outshine #Mao.
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#demographics #militaries #economies #currencies
#USA
- Best demographics
- Largest military
- Largest economy
- Most used currency
- Liquid financial markets
- Open capital account
- Rule of law
- Best geography
- Can be self sufficient if required
- Not trade dependent
#USA
Top trade partners as of 30 June 2018:
- China: 15.2% (strategic competitor)
- Canada: 15.1%
- Mexico: 14.6%
- Japan: 5.1%
- Germany: 4.4%

The next 10 years could result in the below:
- Mexico (25%)
- Canada (20%
- Japan (7%)
- South Korea (5%)
- Great Britain (4%)
#USA
Bring the manufacturing (jobs) home while negatively impacting China's economy.
forbes.com/sites/kenrapoz…
cebglobal.com/talentdaily/au…
irishtimes.com/business/econo…
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1/ So after a bit of searching I managed to find the joint #TrumpKim declaration. Here's my take:

Nothing terrible happened so that's good. Though as I've argued here, the damage was probably already done when we agreed to a "summit". affiliatenetwork.navisioglobal.com/2018/06/korean…
2/ There were four points I will discuss out of order:

First: Commitment to repatriate POW/MIA remains --> Great!
3/ Secondly, the #TrumpKim Joint Declaration also agreed to build a "stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula.

No idea what that means but ok that sounds good. At least now it's back in the hands of professional diplomats and generals.
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
bit.ly/HouseIC
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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