We looked inside some of the tweets by @jotted and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
How money + politics = access. When Joe Biden hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a five-day diplomatic trip in 2012, Dreamworks head and mega-donor Jeffrey Katzenberg made several cameos. On Xi's last day, Dreamworks announced a $300m+ Chinese deal.
Nixon’s contingency plan, for use in case Apollo 11 ended in tragic “moon disaster," 50 years ago this week:
"In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man."
A 13-year-old girl hung herself because her dad couldn’t make it across the border. It was his 3rd try; she had lost all hope. w @cegoldbaum https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/us/migrant-teen-suicide-long-island.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share … via @NYTimes
This is a heart wrenching story that shows the psychological impact on families that are torn apart because of violence
It may be the most valuable asset class in the world - China’s $40 trillion+ residential real estate market. And it is held overwhelmingly by men, writes @amyyqin - “The entire deck is stacked against women in so many ways,” said @LetaHong
Tariffs on CN goods generated $20.8 billion, much less than $28 billion to bail out farmers hurt by Trump's trade war. And, yep, many studies show that Am consumers are bearing much of the cost of the tariffs. Excellent report @AnaSwanson @jimtankersley
After 22 (mostly western) countries called on China to halt the mass detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang at the U.N. Human Rights Council, China rounded up 37 countries to sign a counter letter, supporting the camps - so how do China's 37 human rights crusaders stack up?
This thread just about sums it up
A look at how India's tallest and most glamorous building ended up an unfinished construction site, and what that says about a serious threat to the country's economy https://www.ft.com/content/9f67b996-a3ba-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1 …
This has so many similarities to the China story. Shadow banks lending to real estate. Check. Unfinished vanity real estate projects. Check. Ballooning debt of property developers. Check.
Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world. #privacy https://nyti.ms/2JwAUqA
oh good, it isn't just the Chinese government that has many angles of my mug
"The judge accepted Ms. Vierra’s ex-husband’s arguments that she was unfit to raise Zeina because she was a Westerner, and furthermore, because she ran her own business, a yoga studio, leaving her with little time to devote to her child." #SaudiArabia
One of the biggest traders of oil and industrial metals (like copper and zinc) is cutting out agents and middlemen after several graft probes. In many foreign corruption cases, palms are greased between the layers of distributors and agents.
Surreal photo by @LamYikFei of faceless mannequins staring down police officers in riot gear in a luxury shopping mall in suburban Hong Kong https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/world/asia/hong-kong-sha-tin-protest.html …