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Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his military that he wants to have the capability to take control of Taiwan by force by 2027, per CIA Deputy Director David Cohen—but, he said, the IC does not currently believe that Beijing has made a decision about whether to proceed.
"Two prominent figures who’ve criticized the Western campaign to support Ukraine are Jeremy Corbyn and Tucker Carlson, men who likely would have difficulty finding any other issue to agree upon. "
This takes tremendous courage, as a woman can be beaten, imprisoned, and even murdered by the state for this.
Women of Iran-Saghez removed their headscarves in protest against the murder of Mahsa Amini 22 Yr old woman by hijab police and chanting: death to dictator! Removing hijab is a punishable crime in Iran. We call on women and men around the world to show solidarity. #مهسا_امینی https://t.co/ActEYqOr1Q
Masih Alinejad 🏳️ @AlinejadMasih
Republicans recognize this and have thus organized all of their politics around systematic deception; but recent developments prove Democrats can also marshal information to great political effect, without lying. Look no further than the DeSantis human-trafficking scandal.
An easy way to get middle class urbanites to understand the fallacy of depending on police for systemic issues is when they pick up bike riding and realize early on how inept and victim blame-y police are when they need protection them against homicidal motorists.
If only we had listened to Ehrlich decades ago, we could have avoided the things he said would come to pass
The planet is approaching 8 billion people. We’re not ready https://t.co/l4BWdKGWOt via @sfchronicle slowly people are paying some attention, likely too late.
Paul R. Ehrlich @PaulREhrlich
China's chip output slumped 24.7% yoy to 24.7 bn units in August, the biggest monthly drop since records began in 1997. That also marked the 2nd consecutive month of decline for the chip sector, which saw its output shrink 16.6% to 27.2 bn units in July
Iranian kamikaze drones, which Russia started heavily using over the past week, have already inflicted serious damage on Ukrainian forces, targeting howitzers and armor. Kyiv is asking US help to counter Shahed-136. Our scoop w
The Hong Kong protests and crackdown were the big turning point in how the world saw China. Not Covid.
For Taiwanese chip tycoon Robert Tsao, it was a mob attack on Hong Kong democracy activists in 2019 that finally compelled him to turn against China’s rulers https://t.co/Vi8croqfZ1
Bloomberg Next China @next_china