Situationen i Hongkong fortsätter vara spänd, även om inga nya stora protester eller våldsamma sammanstötningar ägt rum sedan kaoset i Sha Tin förra helgen. Dussintals aktivister har nu flytt Hongkong för att söka politisk asyl i Taiwan, vilket jag skrev närmare om under gårdagen.
Upptakten inför det viktiga presidentvalet här på Taiwan har också börjat på allvar, då oppositionspartiet Kuomintang i veckan utsåg Han Kuo-yu till sin presidentkandidat.
Jag skrev närmare om Han Kuo-yu på InBeijing denna vecka.
Vidare skrev jag också en längre analys av Taiwans politiska trender i modern tid i veckans exklusiva mail till prenumeranter av InBeijing. Du kan ta del av detta och kommande liknande mailutskick varje vecka genom att sponsra InBeijing via Patreon med minst tre dollar i månaden.
Under veckan har också en del negativ och oroande statistik kommit angående ekonomi och miljö i Kina. Även fast Kinas myndigheter försöker hålla god min, så är det tydligt att handelskriget med USA har fått stora konsekvenser för den kinesiska ekonomin.
300 "mainland tourists" on 6 tour buses rip notes from #TaiPo #LennonTunnel, stick flyers for pro-govt rally,place funeral wreaths for Claudia Mo, Lam Cheuk-ting, Fast Beat as well as @hoccgoomusic @iingwen w/slogans accusing them of selling out country https://t.co/eHIIMljgwl pic.twitter.com/9X7agQGQcu
— Yuen Chan (@xinwenxiaojie) July 18, 2019
Tonight hassled by some in the pro-democracy camp for spreading “fake news” because we reported the arrest of a #HongKong activist with explosives. Then hassled live on air by pro-Beijing elements over “fake news” because we’re not a propaganda outfit: https://t.co/toR1RFlWxM
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) July 20, 2019
#Taiwan to consider fleeing #HongKong protesters ‘on humanitarian grounds’. Act Governing Relations w/HK & Macau allows Taiwan to assist where safety & liberty are threatened for political reasons, but it is not party to UN Refugee Convention https://t.co/6hgJp32mBi via @scmpnews
— Patricia M Thornton (@PM_Thornton) July 19, 2019
More than 65% of #Taiwan people say they are willing to fight to defend the country’s democratic system against military force by #China, according to an opinion poll released Friday (July 19) by @TFDemocracy https://t.co/n7vD9FbDvm
— Gwen Wang (@GwenythWR) July 20, 2019
So the result is out – Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu's poll performance sits at 44.805%, whereas Foxconn founder Terry Gou's number sits at 27.730%. Han has won the primary, but there are still some variables that can complicate the whole 2020 race. It's not as simple as DPP vs KMT. https://t.co/AjfsAH1AxH
— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) July 15, 2019
In a straight presidential race with no outside contenders, Taiwan's voters will face a choice between a populist Beijing-friendly mayor and incumbent President Tsai who Washington views as an ally and safe pair of hands https://t.co/HmAneHiyzu via @TelegraphWorld
— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) July 15, 2019
Disturbing news: Taiwan's Want Want Group to sue Financial Times and journalist Kathrin Hille over report that its media outlets take orders from Beijing https://t.co/yktxJSf5t9
— Chris Horton 何貴森 (@heguisen) July 20, 2019
To no one's surprise, Want Want media group reacts to @FT's report about it taking order from Beijing by launching a low-IQ smear campaign against FT and @KathrinHille. Even trying to paint FT's ownership by Nikkei as a Japanese plot. This is some seriously retarded shit. pic.twitter.com/ZgR5n3Jz2Y
— Paul Huang (@PaulHuangReport) July 18, 2019
Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century', accuses Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.https://t.co/9KtALd8gje
— Adrian Zenz (@adrianzenz) July 19, 2019
Here me out here: it's almost as if China is exporting support for authoritarian governments world wide. https://t.co/0I8OYDMUEK
— Huawei HR Director Balding (@BaldingsWorld) July 15, 2019
All the countries behind the letter condemning China's policies in Xinjiang are rated Free in Freedom House's Freedom in the World report. Those behind the letter supporting Beijing are rated either Partly Free or Not Free. pic.twitter.com/2ujCNcMyXb
— Freedom House (@freedomhouse) July 16, 2019
— Finbarr Bermingham (@fbermingham) July 15, 2019
1. Is it noble for a president to gloat? 2. 6.2% is much higher than US growth. Wait until US growth hits 6.2% then laugh at China. 3. Chinese economic growth slows down because of restructuring. The credit doesn’t go to the White House. ? https://t.co/jeRafodqd3
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) July 15, 2019
China scrambles to stem manufacturing exodus as 50 companies leave https://t.co/CLjLO7e6X4
— Michael Ron Bowling (@mrbcyber) July 18, 2019
China's debt tops 300% of GDP, now 15% of global total: IIF https://t.co/Ge9UpiP6pk
— 9 Dash Line 九段线 (@9DashLine) July 20, 2019
China says its greenhouse gas emissions soar over 50% in less then a decade https://t.co/Cxj43Ane4B
— Michael Ron Bowling (@mrbcyber) July 15, 2019
Putting Carbon Emissions in perspective: Both Europe and the US have for years lowered CO2. pic.twitter.com/4t1PyqGS1s
— Daniel Olsson (@DanielOlsson18) July 19, 2019
Over the last 5 years, giant clam harvesting, dredging, and artificial island building have decimated over 40,000 acres of coral reefs in the South China Sea: https://t.co/TZ72TToBRK pic.twitter.com/W1JM8bVN3J
— CSIS (@CSIS) July 15, 2019