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SeekTruthFromFacts
实事求是。A lifelong student of culture, language, politics & theology in the Anglosphere & Sinosphere. Anon because Beijing expels/gaols critics.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 9
Replying to @danielfyork
They don't. If their constituency office has a TV (or uses iPlayer) then they can claim the cost of that licence fee from the taxpayer. So it's not free, they pay and claim back. And it's not for their home. Ms Merrick can argue it's hypocritical, but the article is misleading.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 9
Replying to @jonlsullivan
I remember the faces of African students in Beijing when Facebook was banned. They were gutted. It's rubbish that Chinese people might not be able to use WeChat, but the CCP bears the blame. Western governments should publicly offer reciprocal access to make this obvious.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 9
Replying to @thinkdefence
This comparison ignores a basic fact of economics: building railways is investment, not expenditure. Every penny that goes into HS2 will have to be paid back to the Treasury or the markets. But defence spending is expenditure: tanks don't generate revenue.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 9
Replying to @julianku
Why would the Chinese government care where Ms Lam does her personal banking? She's there to make their lives easy, not the other way around.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 5
Al Jazeera is reporting that the port authorities were desperate to move it, but there was an ongoing court case and the court just never replied to their letters.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 5
The bombing of Germany was primarily driven by the bureaucratic and social objectives of air force leaders. See Overy's 'Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945' and David Edgerton's 'War Machine'. The costs, to both Axis civilians and the Allied war effort, far outweighed the gains.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 5
Replying to @FOARP @Comparativist
Yes, the worst villains here are the senior Japanese leaders who continued the war long after the outcome was inevitable. They were responsible for the safety of Hiroshima & Nagasaki and they failed the Japanese people. Doesn't excuse Allied atrocities, but important to say.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Aug 5
Replying to @Comparativist
Based on Overy's 'Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945' & other sources, bombing Germany was both ineffective & immoral. The RAF built bombers to gain budget; by 1941 they belatedly realized they couldn't target anything smaller than a city, so they just terror bombed people instead.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Jul 24
And the weather is terrible compared to Chengdu.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Jul 24
That's unfair. Google are one of the few Western companies that have stood up to the CCP. Haven't you noticed that in mainland China you can buy iOS and Windows but not Google Play or ChromeOS, and that until this year you could use Microsoft's Bing but not Google Search?
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SeekTruthFromFacts Jul 24
It is extraordinary. But that doesn't mean the CCP side planned it or wanted it. There are bucket loads of CCP spies in the US, but the evidence so far it's not clear that Ms Tang is guilty of anything more than immigration fraud, which is even more common.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Jul 24
Replying to @adamshersh @tobitac
But the Japanese fought hard on Iwo Jima. It's very unclear how hard the ROCAF would fight, particularly in such plausible scenarios as a disputed election result or the aftermath of an attempted coup against a deep Green president-elect. The Dutch only lasted 4 days in May 1940.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Jul 24
Mr Mason said "freely elected" and he did not limit it to so-called "inner-Party democracy". You may know something about Chinese factories, but if so you are deliberately distorting the situation there.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 26
Replying to @BBC_Hyung
Further proof that Korean society is built on chocopies..... 😂
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 26
Replying to @ChrisHowles
So sad to hear this. I'll continue thinking & praying of you all as you have to adjust.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 26
Replying to @chenchenzh
I realize you're being sarky, but he is copied into Cabinet papers and will also have paperwork for the charities of which he is patron.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 25
Replying to @KendraSirak
Wow! This is going to be very interesting reading! 😲
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 25
Replying to @jburnmurdoch
There were considerable variations in policy between different Chinese regions. E.g. Guangdong (the most developed province, next to Hong Kong), reacted hard and fast to the outbreak in Wuhan.
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 25
非常感谢彭先生(或者吴、武先生?)。👍👏 Thank you, Mr Peng (or possibly Mr Wu?). 👍👏
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SeekTruthFromFacts Mar 25
The article says that people lived longer in 1930-1933 and mortality peaked in 1936. So your conclusions are diametrically opposite to the facts. Maybe a slight case of confirmation bias here? 😝
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