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DC, via Sydney, Melb, Canberra, Taipei, Tokyo, HK, S'hai, Beijing + London. Author of The Party on mysterious CCP. Forthcoming book in 2017 on China and Japan.

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china has stretched its hands into our democratic politics and into the heart of our media the most important
“China has stretched its hands into our democratic politics and into the heart of our media.” The most important United Front operation right now, in Taiwan @KathrinHille
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but isn t this the slowest gdp growth rate since the tang dynasty always worth reading who plays a steady hand
"But isn't this the slowest GDP growth rate since the Tang Dynasty?" Always worth reading @RothmanAndy who plays a steady hand on China's economy:
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hmmi dont there has been a single woman selected for the politburo standing committee since 1949 let alone par
@zlj517 Hmm....I don’t there has been a single woman (s)elected for the Politburo Standing Committee since 1949, let alone Party Secretary. So maybe not the best benchmark.
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can a country dithering between ayn rand and leon trotsky truly count in the world a depressing requiem for gl
"Can a country dithering between Ayn Rand and Leon Trotsky truly count in the world?" A depressing requiem for Global Britain from @martinwolf_
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no relationship comes close to combining the mix of profound cultural affinity intense national rivalry and lo
"No relationship comes close to combining the mix of profound cultural affinity, intense national rivalry, and long-term geopolitical import as China and Japan." This books marks a lifetime's work for Ezra Vogel h/t @Andrew_Levidis
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here is one angle on decoupling that i didn t see coming like the us and china the japan sk economic relations
Here is one angle on decoupling that I didn't see coming. Like the US and China, the Japan-SK economic relationship has been hijacked by poor political ties......
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it might mean as many have pointed out that life has got harder for him because of all the problems on his pla
@EvanFeigenbaum @Lingling_WeiI @bobdavis187t @damienics @neilthomas123m @gonglei89ight mean, as many have pointed out, that life has got harder for him, because of all the problems on his plate, not least because Xi is blamed for creating them himself. His underlings now have they can safely speak up on..
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interesting read huawei a rebellious state sector and the likes of han zheng all pushing back ultimately the k
Interesting read. Huawei, a rebellious state sector and the likes of Han Zheng all pushing back. Ultimately, the killer propaganda point is that the US wants a "Western way of doing things that won’t work for China."
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all available in greater detail than you might care to know here though i think confected is the wrong word
@graham_euan @Rory_MedcalfAll available in greater detail than you might care to know here (though I think 'confected' is the wrong word)....:
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consistent approach every year over many years provides measurable benchmarks no look at japan and taiwan s of
@NickBisley @DrIanHallC @DrJaySongonsistent approach every year over many years provides measurable benchmarks, no? Look at Japan and Taiwan's official and invaluable surveys over decades. Also, polls measuring attitudes aren't comparable to those tracking voting intentions.

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france refuses to sign onto and inks eu40bn in china deals italy signs onto and gets contracts for a fraction
France refuses to sign onto #BRI and inks EU40bn in China deals; Italy signs onto and gets contracts for a fraction of that. Even with the Airbus inflation, noteworthy:
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dont talk just listen we have two teams coming for you terrific wsj story on meng hongwei and interpol
“Don’t talk, just listen. We have two teams coming for you.” Terrific ⁦@WSJ⁩ story on Meng Hongwei and Interpol.
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xi not just worried about soviet style collapse but also the rise of an politized oligarch class in its afterm
Xi not just worried about Soviet-style collapse; but also the rise of an politized oligarch-class in its aftermath:
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story not getting attention it deserves 5th yes 5th hk seller of books critical of ccp goes mysteriously missi
Story not getting attention it deserves: 5th, yes, 5th, HK seller of books critical of CCP goes mysteriously missing
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i smiled and said of course i am in favour of one country two systems and in my heart i thought screw you
“I smiled and said, of course I am in favour of One Country, Two Systems. And in my heart, I thought, screw you.”
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so after uk can do a trade deal with the us or with china not both another wake up call for brexiteers who tho
So after #Brexit UK can do a trade deal with the US, or with China, not both? Another wake-up call for Brexiteers who thought the special relationship would mean special favour:
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the phrase must read is hackneyed but it definitely applies to this book astounding story of global corruption
The phrase “must read” is hackneyed but it definitely applies to this book. Astounding story of global corruption, starting in #malaysia #1MDB
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at any other time or in any other country the incarceration of as many as 2m people on the basis of their reli
"At any other time or in any other country, the incarceration of as many as 2m people on the basis of their religion would be a global scandal of epic proportions." Excellent column on China, the Uighers and the world:
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usually australia cant shut up about china but in the election campaign a deathly silence
Usually, Australia can’t shut up about China. But in the election campaign, a deathly silence.
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an australian arrested and extradited to the us for breaching iran sanctions a reminder that such strictures d
An Australian arrested and extradited to the US for breaching Iran sanctions. A reminder that such strictures don't just apply to Chinese telco executives ($)
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