Pete Sweeney

Pete Sweeney

@petesweeneypro

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Editor, reporter, columnist @Reuters. My articles are personal opinions. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Washington. RT = interest

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Joined on March 23, 2012

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A call does change things. While last month following US-CN barb trading CCTV was playing anti-American movie Battle of Triangle Hill, today CCTV is playing Lover's Grief over the Yellow River, a movie about U.S. pilot falling in love w/ a Chinese woman while fighting WW2.

A call does change things. While last month following US-CN barb trading CCTV was playing anti-American movie Battle of Triangle Hill, today CCTV is playing Lover's Grief over the Yellow River, a movie about U.S. pilot falling in love w/ a Chinese woman while fighting WW2.

My fiancee’s mom’s WeChat got shut down yesterday after she started sharing articles and giving her opinion in Chinese about the HK protests. The fucked up thing is she lives in Sydney.

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Gloating over Hong Kong distracts Taipei, says @mak_robyn: https://bit.ly/2XWXjCj 

Gloating over Hong Kong distracts Taipei, says @mak_robyn: https://bit.ly/2XWXjCj 

Quoted @tianyuf

Sinocism @niubi says that Chinese consulate staffers are now studying Xi Jinping thoughts

Sinocism @niubi says that Chinese consulate staffers are now studying Xi Jinping thoughts

And skipping summer vacation to do so. Given the difficulty China has had negotiating with Trump so far, this return to navel-gazing Party orthodoxy/personality cult bodes ill

Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla... https://reut.rs/2RkrroD  - w/ @adunadun @julie_zhuli & Norihiko Shirouzu

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Beijing cancelled a sequel to Wolf Warrior 2, the country's highest ever grossing domestic film, over fears that it hurt China's international reputation by making the country appear too aggressive, according to industry sources

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"#China’s biggest 97 conglomerates, the country’s national champions, have been asked to play their part as “stabilisers” in the nat'l economy by boosting their profits by 9% in 2019, according to Xinhua" Nothing better than margins by fiat

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America can overthrow Iran with ease says guy who totally got Iraq right
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America can overthrow Iran with ease says guy who totally got Iraq right

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There were a lot more female police officers out at the protest site today, a dramatic change from last Wednesday's almost all-male deployment of riot police. The message from the Hong Kong police seems clear: last week was not a good look for the force.

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Quoted @Tullymonster77

抗议人数多达11人

抗议人数多达11人

Erm, this is the massive rally of support for Carrie Lam/Beijing? As described by China Daily?

Quoted @ChinaDaily

Parents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took to the streets on Sunday to urge US politicians to not interfere with the SAR's extradition amendments and its internal affairs. #HongKong

Only headcount mentioned is 30ppl, but it's not clear if they actually left their houses. No photos of any counter-protest. Has China Daily entered a 100% parallel universe or was there actually some pro-Beijing group, however small, in front of the US consulate?

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Toyota is spreading clean energy investments across pure electric cars and hybrids as well as hydrogen, partnering with rivals like Subaru to reduce costs. The strategy is feasible, but Nissan’s more conventional solution is a threat: http://bit.ly/2FdPY9M  @KatrinaHamlin

Toyota is spreading clean energy investments across pure electric cars and hybrids as well as hydrogen, partnering with rivals like Subaru to reduce costs. The strategy is feasible, but Nissan’s more conventional solution is a threat: http://bit.ly/2FdPY9M  @KatrinaHamlin

Quoted @KongTsungGan

Occupiers are doing one last sweep for rubbish. 2 million people marched here yesterday, it was occupied all night, and there isn’t a scrap of rubbish on the road. #HK people...!

Occupiers are doing one last sweep for rubbish. 2 million people marched here yesterday, it was occupied all night, and there isn’t a scrap of rubbish on the road. #HK people...!

this, like the miraculous ambulance parting, is also the kind of thing that makes a real and lasting impression on mainlanders who see it.

Replying to @LiYuan6

Even some of my friends who live in HK believe foreign forces are behind all this. Free access to info doesn’t necessarily change people’s mindset if that was planted in them long ago...

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MTR operator says over loudspeaker 香港加油! as the train heads towards Causeway Bay, eliciting loud cheers

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One of the most beautiful scenes today: A sea of protesters give way to an ambulance on Harcourt Road which they just occupied #extraditionbill #Hongkong via citizennews

One of the most beautiful scenes today: A sea of protesters give way to an ambulance on Harcourt Road which they just occupied #extraditionbill #Hongkong via citizennews

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So anyway, I've got some gossip from inside the police ranks. I know a person who had a very interesting chat with a senior ranking cop.

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US announced new consul general in Hong Kong to replace the outgoing Kurt Tong and it’s Hanscom Smith, a seasoned China/Asia expert who is proudly gay and married to a Taiwanese man. That’ll ruffle a few Hong Kong establishment feathers

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