One more thing: #Beijings Orwell'ian state security law also extends to citizens of other states. If you have ever criticized the #CCP or #XiJinping ore openly supported the cause of the people in #Xinjiang, #Tibet, #HongKong or #Taiwan, do not transit through Hong Kong anymore. You might get arrested and extradited to the #PRC.
Over 100 police raid Hong Kong’s China-critical newspaper and arrest its owner
Hong Kong police on Monday arrested media mogul Jimmy Lai and searched the offices of his flagship newspaper, Apple Daily, in the most high-profile case to date against democracy activists in the former
#Zhongnanhai has killed off the #onestatetwosystems model. The entire region needs to oppose Beijing's unilateral moves to change the #statusquo. #appeasement will be of no use against #XiJinping and the #CCP.
Is reckless warlord #MichelAoun full of shit? We know how much #ammoniumnitrate was stored at #Beirut's harbour for multiple years. No one needs to fire a rocket at this blatant proof of neglect. This catastrophe is home-made, and Aoun should stop spreading unfounded rumors and conspiracy theories, trying to blame foreign forces. Aoun is part of the reason why #Lebanon is such a bloody mess in the first place. Ta guele, Michel, ta guele.
If the leader of a country that has 1000 casualties per day due to #Covid19 gets all mad about energy-saving LED lights and how bad they make him look (uhumm...) compared to old light bulbs, you know that
A. that country is in deep trouble seen the lack of leadership.
B. the scumbag in charge is all appearance and zero substance.
You gotta feel sorry for the mess that the #UnitedStates are in.
Wenn Staatsanwälte aus lauter Sympathie für die #AfD nicht sauber ermitteln in Sachen #Brandanschlaege in #Neukoelln, dann ist das ein Angriff auf den #Rechtsstaat, der gravierende Folgen haben muss: Sollten sich die Vorwürfe der Befangenheit und der nachlässigen Ermittlungen erhärten, sind diese Staatsanwälte aus dem Staatsdienst zu entlassen - fristlos und unter Verlust vom Beamtenstatus.
@z112 Seen the ongoing issues in Lebanon (factional warfare, endemic corruption and nepotism), the safe storage of hazardous goods might not be a top priority for officials in the harbour of Beirut.
The strive to maximize the #shareholdersvalue has led to the continuous gutting of #workersrights. And sadly more often than not #xenophobic and #populist demagogues act as if they were defending the rights of workers while they got rich from stocks, milking the same workers. Worker's rights do not depend on nationality, but on employment! #nomore
While this might be a bit mean to say, the way #HermanCain as 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate and Tea Party activist died could not have been more suitable: At the age of 74, he went to #Tulsa to wave a flag and listen to the orange imbecile. Cain contracted #Covid19 at that event (there are photos of him attending that rally without a mask) and now died from it.
FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NO HOAX!
Take this #pandemic seriously or live with it or a long time to come.
My sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family of #LeeTenghui. This man epitomizes much of what is so special about #Taiwan: Born in Japanese-ruled Taiwan and partly educated in #Japan, he was the first #KMT chair of Taiwanese origin, and he was a key figure in ending the one-party rule of this party and in the transition to #democracy.
In short: Larger than life. May he rest in peace. #RIP
Why is it that #US politicians friendly of #Taiwan often turn out to be the most #reactionary bullshitters on this planet like #TedYoho? It's so frustrating to see progressive and liberal folks not siding with #free and #democratic Taiwan in its constant struggle with authoritarian #China's expansionism and thinly veiled aggression. Come on, folks, this is not a partisan issue. If you do not want to side with #authoritarianism and #militarism, you have to #StandupforTaiwan. #FarEast
WTF: #MarkusSomm, reaktionärer Besserwisser vom Dienst, Biograph von Blochers Gnaden und gescheiterter Chefredakteur bei der #BaZ, darf nun auf den Seiten vom #TagesAnzeiger (und damit auch bei vielen weiteren, von #TAMedia aufgekauften Zeitungen) seine Verachtung für die #NYTimes breitwalzen. Warum sind so viele Blocher-Fans auch Fans des pathologischen Lügners #Trump? #Medienversagen
#Russia, proudly run by the #Mafia since the early 90ies. Kick them bastards off the G8 for good. Resorting to hacking and IP theft amidst a #pandemic: That is more than just brazen, that's like telling the entire world to fuck off.
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