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Fanny Potkin
Journalist with Reuters. Covers tech in Southeast Asia, from unicorns to disinformation campaigns. Get in touch at fanny.potkin@tr.com. Usual disclaimers.
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The Verge 1h
Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today ?
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Emily Feng 冯哲芸 Sep 17
I took a break from reporting about the implosion of US-China relations to bring you this story w about dueling fandoms, online cancel culture, & the fall of a boy idol. The Chinese internet is crazy, y'all.
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Jennifer Jacobs 14h
NEWS: Trump wants $5 billion from companies creating a new U.S.-based TikTok venture directed toward teaching American children “real history, not the fake history.” Story by me,
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David Rennie  任大伟 Sep 17
Replying to @DSORennie
This poster in a Tibetan minority village reads: “If you have water to drink, don’t forget the person who dug the well. If you’re happy, don’t forget the Communist Party”
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David Rennie  任大伟 Sep 17
Replying to @DSORennie
I spent most of last week on an official tour of poverty alleviation work in a mountainous region of Sichuan. Hard to convey the sheer intensity of the propaganda. Every home visited in every village has a poster of Xi Jinping.
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David Rennie  任大伟 Sep 17
China's vow to end extreme poverty in 2020 involves stunning numbers: billions of $ spent, millions moved from rural homes. But don't miss what it really is: a political campaign to integrate the poor into the natl economy, & train them to thank the Party.
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@alecolarizi Sep 18
Canada has abandoned free-trade talks with China, says foreign minister. The negotiations aimed at Canada becoming the first G7 nation to sign a free-trade pact with the world’s second largest economy via
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Rian Thum 22h
In "China's little Mecca," the town of Linxia, Gansu, every domed mosque has had its dome(s) removed. All of these satellite images are from Linxia. This is part of a government program that has hit cities across China.
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Ana Swanson 15h
So, plot twist! It appears that ByteDance retains majority stake in the new company, despite the president's claims. Some claim the new company has 53% American ownership, but that's only when you count ByteDance's underlying American investors, who will not have a direct stake
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Evan Feigenbaum 19h
Asia’s future? Not the Sinocentrism Washington fears or the American containment Beijing seeks to forestall. Instead, it will be fragmentation, shifting coalitions and a discombobulated patchwork of rules, norms and standards. My latest via :
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Simon Rabinovitch 11h
Good write-up of a little-noticed, potentially important and, for China’s prospects, alarming speech: laying out a path by which the Party would control key personnel decisions in the private sector. Hard to conceive of a more destructive policy suggestion.
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Reuters Tech News 9h
ByteDance says not aware of $5 billion education fund in TikTok deal
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Newley Purnell 9h
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It reads, “At this place the people have expressed their will: that this country belongs to the people and is not the property of the monarch as they have deceived us.”
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Newley Purnell 9h
“Our greatest victory in the two days is showing that ordinary people like us can send a letter to royals," Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, told the crowd before it dispersed. Thai protesters challenge monarchy as huge protests escalate:
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Thai Enquirer Sep 19
We think we may have reached 100,000. Photocredit: Niranam Plodhack.
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Caleb Quinley Sep 17
Thailand's pro-democracy movement is still evolving. Pushing boundaries, the organic movement is proving a challenge for the current government. I produced a documentary exploring why the movement has gone so far.
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Patpicha Best Sep 19
Check out our timeline for 's growing protest movement, going back to when former junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha was formally appointed a civilian PM after a disputed election last year.
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Patpicha Best Sep 18
We are at Thammasat University where Thai protesters are gathering for what they said would be the biggest anti-government demonstration in recent years. Developing story:
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Thai Enquirer Sep 19
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Thai Enquirer Sep 19
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