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Opinion editor/columnist @Reuters. China since 2007, HK since 2016. Erstwhile pig trainer, Quito beer peddler, refugee resettler. Being opinionated = job. 多喝水

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Pete Sweeney
4 months ago
Remote Control: ​The next big clash between labour and capital over the fruits of productivity is set to kick off.  ​​ https://t.co/ziwGJmTp9N https://t.co/mG26BbbmXQ
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a day ago
Many businesspeople are eager to get back on the road, but international travel during Covid-19 can seem bewildering. @rob1cox, @ugalani and @richardbeales1 discuss their experiences. Plus: @petesweeneypro and @mak_robyn on Beijing and Alibaba. Listen here https://t.co/BC6ubqiEEN https://t.co/gjgBexchqY
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Pete Sweeney
a day ago
h/t @apgalbraith for digging this one up from 2014 when Goldman and Warburg put $2.4b into Huarong. "The investors will improve corporate governance and operations at the company, said Huarong chairman Lai Xiaomin." https://t.co/VXExIa7oMb
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Pete Sweeney
a day ago
Just noticed Standard Chartered stopped publishing their China small business confidence index in June 2020. I see no explanation. https://t.co/8cbdauG0Bc
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a day ago
Fine I'll write something on Huarong: Everyone calm the **** down, it's not a systemic risk . If you don't hold Chinese dollar bonds, you can go ahead and enjoy your weekend. But Beijing is doing itself no favours by acting mysterious. https://t.co/0I40YABMvZ
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SCS_Disputes
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"The new edition deletes an 11,000-word chapter dedicated to the political turmoil of the Cultural Revolution relegating the 10 years of mayhem to a single page in a chapter titled "Twists and Turns on the Road to Socialist Reconstruction."" https://t.co/K394DRu6tn
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Pete Sweeney
a day ago
Funny but if OFF! actually marketed something like this in Hong Kong, where burning effigies is actually a thing, it would actually fly off the shelves. OFF! Unveils New Citronella Effigy To Protest Ruthless Mosquitoes https://t.co/UpuzNdFsEm
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2 days ago
@tomgara
Tom Gara
2 days ago
One of the best scandals you probably haven't heard about this week is the growing outrage in the Australian government after a ceremony commissioning a new Navy vessel featured an excessive amount of twerking https://t.co/4iEIFBlRzL
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Pete Sweeney
2 days ago
China’s rectified internet will be a fairer but duller place. Xi's antitrust campaign has started out targeting genuine problems, but entrepreneurs and investors must start pricing in the risk of an unfocused, indefinite crackdown. https://t.co/6KoVn186FQ
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@alexbhturnbull
Alex Turnbull
3 days ago
let me just add that unless @federalreserve wants the opening salvo of a conflict with China to kick off a major custody bank failure this is an insanely bad idea. https://t.co/wr70i95YGA
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Victor Shih
3 days ago
BNY Mellon Opens $4 Trillion Repo Niche to Holders of China Debt / US regulators should focus on this instead of digital currency. How do you repo something that is kept behind a fire wall in mainland China? One decree and investors wouldn’t get repaid https://t.co/FgMLZS6LKe
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Pete Sweeney
3 days ago
In agriculture, learn from Dazhai. In monopoly, learn from Alibaba.
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Reuters
3 days ago
From @Breakingviews: If the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission starts systematically vetting mainland companies trying to tap American markets, it will mark a major expansion of oversight, writes @petesweeneypro in Capital Calls https://t.co/4mRqFCu0I4
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@gerryshih
Gerry Shih
3 days ago
CEO of Taiwan’s Alchip discusses in 2019 interview how Chinese customers including largest customer Phytium (which accounts for ~39% of Alchip 2020 revenue) can gain access to TSMC technology using them. This isn’t new. https://t.co/9lmtlgoKfl https://t.co/N4qgcvqpz1
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Simon Rabinovitch
5 days ago
This seems to be the 2nd time, not the 1st, that George Gao, head of the Chinese CDC, has referred to the superiority of mRNA vaccines -- only to have his comments effectively go unreported in China. Here are his remarks from a conference in November, according to SCMP: (1/x) https://t.co/qBLIZVXNlm
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Pete Sweeney
4 days ago
Source-based Reuters story says Tencent's Waterdrop planned to IPO in New York but is being stymied by the CBIRC. Have Chinese banking regulators intervened to stop a NY IPO before? They let P2P lenders through ... https://t.co/Ug1gwQ1bva
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Pete Sweeney
4 days ago
Bwahahahaha. Shanghai fined Sherpas, the expat food delivery company of choice, for monopolistic behavior in 2017-2019. Seems that China is started to regard exclusive contracts as synonymous with monopolistic. https://t.co/ByXDFFDuoL
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Michael Pettis
a year ago
I apologize in advance for the long tweet, but this is a story worth remembering and which I’ve written about often. From the late 1930s to the late 1960s (excluding WW2), the USSR had consistently targeted (and met) such high GDP growth rates that very few economists doubted... https://t.co/V6uHFr7mPN
@aier
American Institute for Economic Research
a year ago
The Soviet Economy Was Not Growing; It Was Dying: https://t.co/4EVzll1HTK. Analysis by @PhilWMagness. #History #Socialism
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@jacintakeast
Jacinta Keast 柯洁欣
5 days ago
Love journalism, open-source research and China? Come work with us at @thewirechina 📄Job description: https://t.co/HD5IgAfAyi
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