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Tom Fowdy
North Korea and China Analysis Alumni: . Mandarin, Japanese and Korean speaker. Travel enthusiast, fan.
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CGTN 27m
: Joshua Wong's downfall is a victory for peace, stability and rule of law
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yilei sun 46m
Sweden's Scania to start making trucks in China after acquisition
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Tom Fowdy 1h
The problem is more Australia itself has picked a side.
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SCMP News 2h
Coronavirus: hundreds of corpses stored in New York freezer trucks for months
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Tom Fowdy 2h
Hong Kong is another example of a location that has fought off the virus successfully, only for new waves to keep returning. What does this spell for places like the UK?
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Tom Fowdy 2h
The UK is still grappling with its 2nd wave. Lockdown ends in just over a week. Here's what the government had to say: -Pubs can close at 11 now, not ten -You don't have to quarantine if you are contact traced anymore -You can meet for Christmas It's like Britain learns nothing
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Tom Fowdy 2h
The Australian media as always cannot see the wood for the trees with this.
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Tom Fowdy 2h
Replying to @Tom_Fowdy
South Korea is also experiencing what is described as "the third wave"- Unlike the west, the country freaks out if daily confirmed cases tip over 200 a day, whereas many westerners literally don't care and begrudge any government action.
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Tom Fowdy 2h
Replying to @Tom_Fowdy
No matter how good you might be at controlling the covid-19, the pattern is that it always comes back and until mass vaccine rollout begins, it will stay that way. Look how many small clusters China has had to crush. The UK will revert to crisis again in a month.
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Tom Fowdy 2h
With winter coming, and Boris happy to relax rules after this lockdown even further, a 3rd wave of the covid-19 in Britain is a unquestionable certainty. I have a bad feeling all this vaccine news is luring people into a false sense of security...
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Tom Fowdy 2h
When America sanctions another country, even to the point of crippling its entire economy and demanding the rest of the world ceases business with it, it's "Diplomacy". When China sanctions another country by ceasing to buy their goods, it's "coercion". Why the double standards?
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Tom Fowdy 3h
"JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects the U.S. economy will shrink in the first quarter as states rollback coronavirus reopenings due to the new wave of COVID-19 infections that are sweeping across the country."
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Tom Fowdy 4h
Congratulations Antony. You are an inheriting an office which has been run into the ground by a heinous individual. As a result, the bar is set very low and everyone has faith that you can swiftly avoid being as awful as Mike Pompeo.
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Oriana Skylar Mastro 12h
My latest comments in ’s China Watcher: “China is not trying to build a socialist...order. China is richer... more pragmatic and a more attractive partner than the Soviet Union ever was. We ignore these differences at our peril.”
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Tom Fowdy 6h
The BBC are at it yet again. They are devoted to ideological narratives, and not facts. Everytime there is a small spike in China you can feel their hope that things go wrong. When there were cases in Xinjiang it was their leading story for that day.
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Tom Fowdy 17h
Replying to @Sha_Bi_Trump
It threatens Boeing's global monopoly over aviation and deprives it of the Chinese market (which is its largest customer). The U.S don't want a Chinese competitor because they want Boeing to dominate China.
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Tom Fowdy 17h
Replying to @Tom_Fowdy
China's response to this is likely not to blacklist Boeing as a whole, but continuing to uphold a ban on the 737-MAX as unsafe, deny it market share and dent its credibility.
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Tom Fowdy 17h
The real reason the U.S is now deciding to sanction 89 Chinese aviation firms (including Comac) is because next year the C919, China's own answer to the 737, is being launched. The US has always very explicitly sought to sustain the global primacy of Boeing at all costs.
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Kevin Tellier Nov 22
Biden plans to name Blinken secretary of state - Bloomberg
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Tom Fowdy 20h
Replying to @FreeNorthNow
Never forget that Monkwearmouth and Venerable Bede played an instrumental role in lifting Northumbria out of the dark ages!
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