We looked inside some of the tweets by @petesweeneypro and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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.
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
"#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
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.
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?
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
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.