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"There's no suggestion they [China] want to abandon this newly assertive role in the region and globally," @dtiffroberts says when I ask whether the outcome of the US election might change Beijing's strategy. On @dwnews :
This was not welcomed by the Tibetan nomads — they wanted to herd their flocks, and the thing is, concrete structures as homes don't actually insulate very well on the plateau.
@ishaantharoor There was a time when he was one of the few world leaders who spoke about Uighurs in Xinjiang, after the riots in ‘09 and for a few years after until he got very quiet.
There is something extra perverse when authoritarians round up the sons and daughters of their target as well. Jimmy Lai has shown he's willing to give up his wealth, his freedom, for his convictions. So they go after the only thing that might break him: his children.
Right now, they're singling out . But tomorrow it'll be Journalist X. And later Journalist Y and Z. It can happen very quickly. And of course, there's always something wrong with the reporter. They'll go back ten years to find something you misreported if they have to.