Pete Sweeney

Pete Sweeney

@petesweeneypro

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Opinion editor/columnist @Reuters. China since 2007, HK since 2016. Erstwhile pig trainer, Quito beer peddler, refugee resettler. Being opinionated = job. 多喝水

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Beijing set a growth target of above 6% for 2021 on Friday, after a post by a famous economist warning of a toxic mix of slower growth and rising prices went viral. Popular anxiety hints at a monetary conundrum, says @ywchen1 https://t.co/EmYIUm9h9p https://t.co/kxOHe8usjc

Beijing set a growth target of above 6% for 2021 on Friday, after a post by a famous economist warning of a toxic mix of slower growth and rising prices went viral. Popular anxiety hints at a monetary conundrum, says @ywchen1 https://t.co/EmYIUm9h9p https://t.co/kxOHe8usjc

Whaddya know, China sets a GDP target "above 6%". So much for hopes they would set it aside. 05-Mar-2021 09:06:45 - CHINA PREMIER LI SAYS TARGETS 2021 GDP GROWTH OF ABOVE 6% 05-Mar-2021 09:06:58 - CHINA PREMIER LI SAYS CHINA 2021 CPI TARGET AROUND 3%

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For those like Mr. Sachs who haven't read it, here's a transltion of Document 9: https://t.co/MqiKYmsE7l https://t.co/JxNA1e7SPt

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"To reflect the true intention of clause 3 of the Bill it should be amended to make clear that the Director’s power to prohibit the carriage of any person on board a carrier is exercisable only in relation to inbound flights heading to Hong Kong but not departing flights."

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Sounds like this was the result of muddled language. Here's the Bar Association's statement on clarification. https://t.co/BAuciYMami

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Without getting into a blame game, it's clear that unless China starts reining in emissions fast, efforts taken elsewhere in the world will be largely vain.

Global carbon budgets don't have enough wiggle room for a country with 30% of emissions to keep polluting at these rates. https://t.co/1zujQ2Ongb

Without getting into a blame game, it's clear that unless China starts reining in emissions fast, efforts taken elsewhere in the world will be largely vain. Global carbon budgets don't have enough wiggle room for a country with 30% of emissions to keep polluting at these rates. https://t.co/1zujQ2Ongb

huh, Lincoln's depiction of the South's demands is strangely reminiscent of China's demands today. "These natural, and apparently adequate means all failing, what will convince them? This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right."

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Quoted @isaacstonefish

A German warship will cross the South China Sea in August -- for the first time since 2002. https://t.co/p7D90LD75q

It's sailing into Shanghai to load up on Huawei routers. https://t.co/42NNyWY2iI

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So yes, Tencent's Pony Ma is showing up for the NPC, apparently, and he's going to call for tighter internet controls, instead of, erm, laying into financial regulators. https://t.co/oFHZfrbeud

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Quoted @ezracheungtoto

#BREAKING: A committee in Hong Kong’s legislature today approved an amendment proposed by the security bureau that enables the government to bar people from leaving the city. The bill will be deliberated in the general meeting, and will take effect as early as August 1 if passed.

This would give police outsize power to punish without involving judges. Extended pre-trial detention without bail, plus the possibililty of being locked in HK, is a potent tool to force compliance/confessions. Just getting arrested is a sentence. https://t.co/H8cU9YnC9K

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Hi everyone, just want you all to know, Infinity books, the truly last independent used English bookshop in Japan is still open by the skin of our teeth, our bricks and mortar shop is still here,  as is our online site, but we are asking u all to put the word out! Thx! https://t.co/SFd4qpkYRE

Hi everyone, just want you all to know, Infinity books, the truly last independent used English bookshop in Japan is still open by the skin of our teeth, our bricks and mortar shop is still here, as is our online site, but we are asking u all to put the word out! Thx! https://t.co/SFd4qpkYRE

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To be fair, Deyang is pitching this as a poverty alleviation measure, not GDP per se, but still.

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Building fake lakes circled by overpriced/empty restaurants seemed to be a go-to tourism strategy for unimaginative local officials. As a result there was no need to travel to find them as nearly every city seemed to have one or two.

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Quoted @thouse_opinions

Can one create a sea in a mountainous inland city? #China’s Deyang in Sichuan province has done it. The artificial sea park has not only realized the wishes of locals to see the sea at their doorstep, but also helped propel economic development. This is how they achieved it. https://t.co/yttxf11xoZ

Can one create a sea in a mountainous inland city? #China’s Deyang in Sichuan province has done it. The artificial sea park has not only realized the wishes of locals to see the sea at their doorstep, but also helped propel economic development. This is how they achieved it. https://t.co/yttxf11xoZ

Why encouraging officials to rely on GDP output as the key measure of economic health is a bad idea in one pithy example. https://t.co/bP1CGxefbu

Quoted @Breakingviews

Shares in energy champions like Sinopec are rallying as they announce plans to serve Beijing’s carbon-neutral push. But creditors and smaller players in coal and heavy industries might shiver, writes @ywchen1 https://t.co/tFjagrv6JP https://t.co/bYiUOO9uNk

Shares in energy champions like Sinopec are rallying as they announce plans to serve Beijing’s carbon-neutral push. But creditors and smaller players in coal and heavy industries might shiver, writes @ywchen1 https://t.co/tFjagrv6JP https://t.co/bYiUOO9uNk

Chinese SOEs now account for approx 4.5% of world GDP, estimates @andrewbatson . Cleaning them up could pay a big dividend. It could also put a lot of them out of business, so creditors take note! Nice take by Chen Yawen. https://t.co/OjgUBbfuPi

Quoted @RollandNadege

As part of our commitment to promote minority voices in policy, @NBRnews is launching a paid Undergrad Diversity Fellowship designed to provide opportunities for Black and brown students interested in Asia-related issues. Apply here, before March 28: https://t.co/OcDou725tR

If you’re an undergrad from an underrepresented background interested in Asian affairs, you should check out this new diversity fellowship from the National Bureau of Asian Research (@NBRnews)! https://t.co/WLzCIPkDSD

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US favorable views of China the lowest since Gallup started polling on this question in 1979—and ten points lower than after Tiananmen in 1989 https://t.co/PFY6pyJuNp https://t.co/ycvOlcD4zk

US favorable views of China the lowest since Gallup started polling on this question in 1979—and ten points lower than after Tiananmen in 1989 https://t.co/PFY6pyJuNp https://t.co/ycvOlcD4zk

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Clarification: the Chinese announcement does not specify bitcoin but says all 虚拟货币 virtual currency mining will be stopped. The target is the mining activity, not the class of currency mined.

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