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Asia economics editor/columnist @Reuters @Breakingviews. Formerly DC, Quito, Boulder, Brussels, Seattle, Chengdu, Shanghai. Now HK. Being opinionated = job. 多喝水

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Pete Sweeney
18 days ago
In 1995, I moved to Atlanta looking to cash in on the Summer Games. Like many others before and after, I was destined for disappointment. My call to boycott the Olympics. Yes, all of them. https://t.co/owlYvyEWnD https://t.co/XBG38RlQaU
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Pete Sweeney
2 days ago
Yes, and now it is working to deplatform Uyghur dissidents on Youtube: https://t.co/p11bU2hOVN This strategy assumes that silencing hate will reduce hate - like treating mental illness by taping a crazy person's mouth shut. https://t.co/iAzdlxdumL
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Ellen K. Pao
2 days ago
Deplatforming hate works. It worked on reddit in 2015, and now it's working on YouTube. https://t.co/muQgDOSR1v
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Martijn Rasser
2 days ago
Number of academic papers related to AI by country, 2015-2019. https://t.co/1aGVEeVPVS
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Afra Wang
2 days ago
A disturbing dose of Chinese contemporary art: Song Ta, a video artist, has a piece called "Uglier and Uglier" is in exhibition in OCAT Shanghai. This 7+ hrs long video displays secretly shot footage of college girls ranked from the "prettiest" to the "ugliest." https://t.co/COtSWEF7Xa
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Pete Sweeney
2 days ago
First head of state I met personally, in Boulder, Colorado of all places. Rest in peace. https://t.co/OSqm8DPrbU
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Zamvibe
2 days ago
BREAKING NEWS! First republican President Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97 #ripkk https://t.co/NqJXbVEtb3
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💉💉 Dr. Trey is Vaccinated
3 days ago
Anonymously shared photos of a large fire in Wo Shan Wai rn https://t.co/cXOi2d7d4Z
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Pete Sweeney
3 days ago
Perhaps unfair to pick on parents for this particular attitude. In East Asia officials are pushing citizens to inoculate yet refusing to open borders to vaccinated ppl. This suggests they too don't think the jabs actually work, which is hardly a good way to persuade sceptics.
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Shane Harris
4 days ago
The FBI has concluded that Saudi government officials “almost certainly assist US-based Saudi citizens in fleeing the United States to avoid legal issues, undermining the US judicial process."
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Pete Sweeney
3 days ago
Interesting how parents misprice risk. The argument here is that bc the chance of infection (not death) is 5%, the child should not be allowed to hang out with unvaccinated ppl. These same parents will calmly hand teens keys to an automobile: https://t.co/NkfrKNvXFR
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3 days ago
Vaccine as political virtue signal. This parent has gotten her 15-yr old jabbed, but is surrounded by "science-denying conspiracy theorists". She calls vaccine a medical miracle and ridicules anti-vaxxers, but acts on assumption it doesn't actually work: https://t.co/QzMOkScfr1
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Victor Shih
3 days ago
1. This is incredibly racist 2. Doesn’t this school train the NSA types of China? What is the role of foreign students? https://t.co/48F3oPTFan
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朱韵和
4 days ago
@孤傲小布衣 “无一男生参加”!这是为什么?! 再次震惊了… https://t.co/2MEv32kxTN
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Darren Byler
3 days ago
This is egregious. Through this action @Google / @YouTube is erasing an archive of 1000s of interviews w/ detainees, camp workers, & relatives of the disappeared. Many of these documents are in Kazakh language & have yet to be fully translated & made available to other publics. https://t.co/hTG0dB7WaD
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Xinjiang Victims Database
4 days ago
The channel of Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights (https://t.co/LsUj1rHBjm) has been "terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines". Anyone who can help, please do, as Atajurt has done invaluable work (gathering 3000+ testimony videos). This is destruction of evidence.
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@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
3 days ago
Chinese ride-hailing group Didi may go public at a $100 billion valuation. Justifying that requires the same speedy multiple as southeast Asia’s Grab, but Uber would be a better comparison, says @mak_robyn https://t.co/sJkU9vq9H3 https://t.co/CkYMyjIkj4
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Pete Sweeney
4 days ago
Is it just me, or is proliferation of sponsored video game articles trying to be funny on @TheOnion coinciding with a general decline in funniness?
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5 days ago
The collapse of U.S.-based hedge fund Archegos Capital and central government crackdowns have delivered selective relief to investors attacking Chinese shares in New York. They should be cautious: @petesweeneypro: https://t.co/iyNi3Tja8z https://t.co/UpSPlF3fuR
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Amanda Wong 王慧婷
5 days ago
The recent news story that Batman is not allowed to go down on Catwoman has led me to discover this delightful story of Adam West (The 1960s Batman) and Frank Gorshin getting kicked out of a Hollywood orgy because they wouldn’t break character https://t.co/XfjO44KDG7
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itrulyknownchina
7 days ago
It just feels so surreal https://t.co/aynoBCRAhc Hao Junshi, a senior Global Times editor, with 3 million followers on Weibo fighting with ultra-nationalists all day long - yes, you read that right, the Global Times has been under siege from various ultra-nationalists for days. https://t.co/tGQYGZjt7F
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