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News | 2021-07-14 | 3 pillow sleep | Textmind Q&A | Taiwan wardrums | COVID19 benefits China | longevity | Google's decline | ransomware > Stasi | Hollywood homogeny | towns vs cars | China eats billionaires, Nortel | traffic bots

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  1. About: Objective Contrarian news
    1. Content
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  2. The five bamboo wives of the Emperor. How to sleep properly. Mu Yuchun | wisdom
  3. answering Cyborganize
    1. liblung
      1. he wrote
      2. my reply
    2. whangdoodle
    3. liblung
  4. Textmind Q&A
  5. Textmind Q&A
  6. Textmind Q&A
  7. Textmind Q&A
  8. US & Japan Conduct Rare 'Secret' War Games Simulating China-Taiwan Conflict Response | ZeroHedge News
  9. How China Became The Big Winner Of The COVID Era | Greg Miller, of FreightWaves | cui bono
  10. Textmind Q&A
  11. Stay 40 years old . . . for the next 40, 50, or 60 years? | by Dr. Davis | May 30, 2018 | Lactobacillus reuteri | mouse study
  12. Accutane damage repair | iodine | A & D synergize | my story
  13. Leaving Google (neugierig.org) | HN | HN@xoogler2004 | 2004 was high IQ altruist tribe | 2010 Emerald Sea = inflection point | now it's mercenaries
  14. Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, Kaseya CEO says (reuters.com) | HN | ransomware buys 0-day vulns previously for nation states | HN@mullingitover | better than Big Brother
  15. No More Movies (jayriverlong.github.io) | HN | Hollywood LCD global | HN@fullshark
  16. How to build a small town in Texas (wrathofgnon.substack.com) | HN | impractical | HN@helen__keller | walking towns obsoleted by cars
  17. Hackers Scrape 90,000 GETTR User Emails, Surprising No One | Slashdot
  18. Japan's No.2 Says US & Japan "Must Defend Taiwan Together"  | ZeroHedge News
  19. Textmind Q&A
  20. China spells out wartime conscription plans for first time | scmp.com
  21. What really happened to Jack Ma? (forbes.com/sites/georgecalhoun) | HN | Ma held while businesses dismantled | HN@Traster | influence vs power | last "successor problem" was Cultural Revolution | happening again | HN@TwoFerMaggie | precariousness of life sans rights | HN@genmud
  22. NDA expired, let’s spill the beans on a weird startup (shkspr.mobi) | HN@ | corporate mole superstars | Nortel stolen by Huawei
  23. Amazon tells bosses to conceal when employees are on performance management plan (seattletimes.com) | HN | so they don't quit on their own schedule | as they should
  24. Japan "Digging Its Own Grave" & Its "Survival" On The Line: China Warns Over Taiwan Stance | unz.com
  25. 80% of my traffic is excluded from Google Analytics (twitter.com/erickhun) | HN@ | distinguishing bots, adblockers and visitors
  26. Unfavorable Opinions About China Have Reached Historic Highs | ZeroHedge News | globally
  27. Leave or bear consequences, China warns US destroyer near disputed South China Sea islands | scmp.com
  28. South China Sea: US-Philippines treaty covers Chinese attack, Blinken says | scmp.com
  29. obsidian.md | pre-Org Textmind candidate?

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The five bamboo wives of the Emperor. How to sleep properly. Mu Yuchun | wisdom

The five bamboo wives of the Emperor. How to sleep properly. Mu Yuchun
https://youtu.be/Vgp1u6ho3PI

Wisdom. Need at least three pillows to sleep comfortably on side.
[2021-07-06 Tue 10:50]

answering Cyborganize

liblung

he wrote

liblung — Today at 6:43 AM
I have trouble envisioning the usage of Agenda (referencing https://github.com/cyberthal/Textmind-template/tree/master/1-Agenda).

2-Codex? How are code snippets actionables?
How do the ones past 4-Time (5-Location, 6-Object, 7-Names, etc) get accessed? What is the general filing / accessing process? I'm presently thinking it's the equivalent of 10-bins but the contents are only actionables.
8-Action is the equivalent of bins 5-7, but with no clear identifier and the raw categorical hierarchicalizing, right?

my reply

2-Codex? How are code snippets actionables?

There are actionables about code snippets. Fix this bug, add that feature. If it has been transformed from a human issue to a purely programming one, the task can go here.

I also put technical sysadmin tasks here. E.g. "update Spacemacs". It also stores Textmind admin tasks such as updating the directory structure.

What the tasks share in common is high specificity, robotic execution, and digital substance. I won't need to think in prose to describe or do the task.

I keep my passwords in 2-Codex, so account admin tasks also go here.

How do the ones past 4-Time (5-Location, 6-Object, 7-Names, etc) get accessed? What is the general filing / accessing process? I'm presently thinking it's the equivalent of 10-bins but the contents are only actionables.

Yes.

8-Action is the equivalent of bins 5-7, but with no clear identifier and the raw categorical hierarchicalizing, right?

Yes.

whangdoodle

Raw receipts should be extracted during daily 1rambling processing.

Does this actually capture a meaningful fraction of raw receipts?

Ideally, it should. Credit card statements can be wrong. Reporting one's transactions aids reconstruction of events later, since the transactions are datestamped and verifiable.

Whether to actually do that is user's choice, of course.

liblung

So, [whangdoodle] imply that very pertinent information could be stored in 1-Agenda? This seems to collide functionally with 3-Persinter. Thanks for the look.

1-Agenda is only for task and task-like headings. Other important info should normally go in 2-Linked so that it won't be missed.

Sometimes I leave relevant details under an Agenda task heading, but only if I can get away with it. It's sloppy if overdone. But for a new task, there may be nowhere else to store its associated info that makes sense.

One can always include 1-Agenda in the grand refile search, if one suspects relevant info is there. In practice I haven't bothered so far. If my life had more executive complexity, that would certainly change.
[2021-07-02 Fri 11:06]

Textmind Q&A

liblung — Today at 11:08 AM
How do you differentiate 1-Agenda/8-Action, and 2-Linked/8-Action?

Whether I want the heading in the Agenda search scope or not.
[2021-07-02 Fri 11:42]

Textmind Q&A

Whangdoodle
I will point out that sloppy structure and headings make problems for years to come, if not promptly corrected. I found it hard to tell at the time what makes a good headline, and would like to hear more from @Cyberthal on this point.

Mistakes are inevitable, and the penance of correcting them is part of the learning process. Examples of my current headlines can be found at my news brief posts on
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Much of it is idiosyncratic, and one may go through phases. For example, one may be more explicit about including directory tree structure in headlines for a while, if one has recently changed the structure, to avoid mistakes.

My headlines have several goals:

  1. Specificity. Statistically improbable phrases help.
  2. Legibility. Know the category quickly for easy sorting.
  3. Meaning. Summarize the point of the contents.
  4. Brevity.
  5. Process. Flag relevant states such as REFACTORED.
  6. Durability. Retain utility years later.
  7. Beauty. Truth is an art.

I can comment further on specific case studies.
[2021-07-03 Sat 13:03]

Textmind Q&A

liblung — Today at 4:11 AM
How do you differentiate using Org's calendar and 1-Agenda/4-Time?

The latter is the source for the former. Depends which interface is more convenient.
[2021-07-03 Sat 13:06]

Textmind Q&A

re writing headlines:

liblung — Today at 9:59 AM

Min-maxing length and summarizational content, I've been thinking. With a general practice of just cutting atoms up more if a headline can't be kept short enough.

I've never cut up an atom over headline length. An atom should be one thing; that's the rule. Practice teaches what "one thing" is.

The occasional overlong headline doesn't break much. It looks a little sloppy during batch sorting. But unless it's adjacent to other long headlines, it's rarely a problem.

Mostly I dislike long headlines because they waste reading bandwidth during sorting.
[2021-07-03 Sat 13:11]

US & Japan Conduct Rare 'Secret' War Games Simulating China-Taiwan Conflict Response | ZeroHedge News

ZeroHedge News [] US & Japan Conduct Rare 'Secret' War Games Simulating China-Taiwan Conflict Response

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-japan-conduct-rare-secret-war-games-simulating-china-taiwan-conflict-response
[2021-07-03 Sat 15:50]

How China Became The Big Winner Of The COVID Era | Greg Miller, of FreightWaves | cui bono

REDACTED

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/how-china-became-big-winner-covid-era
[2021-07-04 Sun 13:47]

Cui bono says COVID19 was a CCP bioattack.

Textmind Q&A

Whangdoodle — Today at 4:21 AM
Would you expand the example headlines above if promoting them to individual heading?

Cyberthal — Today at 11:01 AM
those are individual headings

Whangdoodle — Today at 9:34 PM
Did you concatenate the individual headings to make the blog post title?

Cyberthal — Today at 10:43 PM
no the title is not a real heading headline, it's just a blog title in that style
the "Textmind Q&A" headlines are lazily written. They'll all go to the same place, an outbox, and be rewritten after export, probably.

[2021-07-04 Sun 22:45]

Stay 40 years old . . . for the next 40, 50, or 60 years? | by Dr. Davis | May 30, 2018 | Lactobacillus reuteri | mouse study

REDACTED

https://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2018/05/stay-40-years-old-next-40-50-60-years/
[2021-07-05 Mon 00:49]

That lactobacillus is interesting for mucosal damage reversal. Can't use it right now, but something for the roadmap.

Accutane damage repair | iodine | A & D synergize | my story

recovered Accutane gut sufferer writes:

I think Lugol’s iodine is the best for SIBO/SIFO, or at least it worked for me.

I agreed with Paul Jaminet of the Perfect Health Diet (still the best diet book in my opinion): because the body uses A and D together, A toxicity is actually D deficiency.

Thanks for the tip on iodine. I agree, my Accutane course was very light, but I was a college workaholic and neglected sunshine. Fatality, as they say.

Meditation has been a must.
[2021-07-05 Mon 01:00]

Leaving Google (neugierig.org) | HN | HN@xoogler2004 | 2004 was high IQ altruist tribe | 2010 Emerald Sea = inflection point | now it's mercenaries

Leaving Google (neugierig.org)
306 points by edward 3 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 161 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27744748

xoogler2004 2 hours ago [–]

As a xoogler who interviewed way back in 2004, let me say that this post sums up my feelings exactly. The people I worked with at Google back then weren’t necessarily there for high six figure salaries. We were there to work with other people like us. We were there to be part of something larger than ourselves. In some sense I felt alone most of the time, and when I interviewed I felt as if I had found my tribe. These are people who made me feel dumb, but also astutely aware that I could improve. I learned so much during my tenure there, and I regret none of it. Perhaps I do regret taking so long to realize the sense of purpose and mission died when Emerald Sea started and good projects (reader, google talk, code search) were being canabalized to prop up a pipe dream that was never going to work. That’s the nexus event in Google’s time line… where things went askew and never came back to normal. Now people only care about perf, OKRs, and levels. Being a poor new grad with no savings and intentionally picking projects that would not get you promoted (but were fun) was frequent back then. The courage to do new things is rewarded in ways different than titles and symbols. Perhaps no “one” is more cognizant of that than the anthropomorphic Google of today.

[2021-07-06 Tue 18:06]

Emerald Sea = Google+ social failed app

Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, Kaseya CEO says (reuters.com) | HN | ransomware buys 0-day vulns previously for nation states | HN@mullingitover | better than Big Brother

Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, Kaseya CEO says (reuters.com)
305 points by babyblueblanket 20 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 295 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27750040#27752034

mullingitover 17 hours ago [–]

The wild thing is that the ransomware operations are making so much money that they can afford to buy multi-million dollar zero day vulns that at one point were only available to nation states or fortune 500 companies. Every successful round of extortion just gives them more ammunition to purchase more of them, hire more engineers, etc.
This kind of illicit capital flow totally makes a mockery of AML regulations. All the rules that were created after 9/11 are out the window - this time it's money to pay for zero days, but it's not a huge leap for this kind of illicit capital flow to end up paying for a huge terror op, paramilitary coup, etc. We'll be reading the next blue ribbon commission's retrospective findings for some horrific event in a few years and it'll be obvious what we failed at.

I'd much rather keep FSU hackers in Southeast Asian hookers and blow than leave those vulnerabilities unpatched for Big Brother to pwn all the dissidents.

We all gotta do our part.
[2021-07-07 Wed 19:54]

No More Movies (jayriverlong.github.io) | HN | Hollywood LCD global | HN@fullshark

No More Movies (jayriverlong.github.io)
551 points by jeffreyrogers 1 day ago | hide | past | favorite | 541 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27743738

fullshark 22 hours ago [–]

The root cause of this is basically Hollywood (i.e. who makes what gets shown in your local multiplex) has given up on making movies exclusively for American audiences. You need a global audience, and you need the potential to get a billion dollars + in revenue. E.G. as he points out comedies have died, that's because comedy is highly localized versus the kids movies + adventure plots which are more universal. End result is everything gets boiled down to its rawest, most accessible elements and everything feels samey.

[2021-07-07 Wed 19:59]

How to build a small town in Texas (wrathofgnon.substack.com) | HN | impractical | HN@helen__keller | walking towns obsoleted by cars

How to build a small town in Texas (wrathofgnon.substack.com)
245 points by haakon 18 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 205 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27751498

helen__keller 17 hours ago [–]

I'm very invested in urbanist discourse (which is to say, all things that lend themselves to less cars and more people doing more walking/biking/transit). That said, the fantasy of building a human-scale town from scratch is, unfortunately, a fantasy.
The author is half correct in saying that we've forgotten how to build towns. It's better to say, the creation of new towns have become economically obsolete. Their niche is gone. Historically, towns formed organically around sources of value, such as farmland or rivers or mines or whatever, where many people making a living in the same region benefited from being in walking proximity, which enabled commerce. That concern just doesn't exist today, due to cars.
You don't need a town with an inn when the truckers stay at motels and rest stops. You don't need a town square when people shop at the big box store on the highway and local producers are part of a complex global supply chain.

[2021-07-07 Wed 20:01]

Hackers Scrape 90,000 GETTR User Emails, Surprising No One | Slashdot

Slashdot [] Hackers Scrape 90,000 GETTR User Emails, Surprising No One

Just days after its launch, hackers have already found a way to take advantage of GETTR's buggy API to get the username, email address, and location of thousands of users. Motherboard reports: Hackers were able to scrape the email addresses and other data of more than 90,000 GETTR users. On Tuesday, a user of a notorious hacking forum posted a database that they claimed was a scrape of all users of GETTR, the new social media platform launched last week by Trump's former spokesman Jason Miller, who pitched it as an alternative to "cancel culture." The data seen by Motherboard includes email addresses, usernames, status, and location. One of the people whose email is in the database confirmed to Motherboard that they are indeed registered to GETTR. Motherboard also verified the database by attempting to create an account with three email addresses that appear in the database. When doing that, the site displayed the message: "The email is taken," suggesting it's already registered. It's unclear if the database contains the usernames and email addresses of all users on the site. Alon Gal, the co-founder and CTO of cybersecurity firm Hudson Rock, found the forum post with the database. "When threat actors are able to extract sensitive information due to neglectful API implementations, the consequence is equivalent to a data breach and should be handled accordingly by the firm and to be examined by regulators," he told Motherboard in an online chat.

[2021-07-07 Wed 20:32]

Japan's No.2 Says US & Japan "Must Defend Taiwan Together"  | ZeroHedge News

REDACTED

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/japans-no2-says-us-japan-must-defend-taiwan-together

Not Biden's doing.
[2021-07-07 Wed 21:46]

Textmind Q&A

liblung — Today at 3:25 AM
What determines directory depth for filed things? Presently, I've been using "If it's hard to find something, make more directories and put it deeper".

Only refile when it aids the current objective. Refile as much as is helpful to the current objective.
[2021-07-08 Thu 09:43]

China spells out wartime conscription plans for first time | scmp.com

China spells out wartime conscription plans for first time
Draft regulations highlight veterans as targets for active service during a war Changes needed to bring process into line with current conditions, analyst says

Retired Chinese military personnel would be a top priority for conscription in wartime, according to draft regulatory changes released by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs on the weekend.

The proposed changes to the country’s conscription regulations spell out for the first time how authorities would enlist veterans and other conscripts while the country was on a war footing.

Under the regulations, the State Council or the Central Military Commission would issue mobilisation orders and hand responsibility for drafting soldiers to government and military agencies at various levels.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3140064/china-spells-out-wartime-conscription-plans-first-time
[2021-07-08 Thu 12:41]

What really happened to Jack Ma? (forbes.com/sites/georgecalhoun) | HN | Ma held while businesses dismantled | HN@Traster | influence vs power | last "successor problem" was Cultural Revolution | happening again | HN@TwoFerMaggie | precariousness of life sans rights | HN@genmud

What really happened to Jack Ma? (forbes.com/sites/georgecalhoun)
219 points by Invictus0 1 day ago | hide | past | favorite | 178 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27756708

Traster 1 day ago [–]

I think this, in combination with the author's previous article about the moves the CCP have made on Ma's business make it pretty clear what is happening. Ma is being held whilst his businesses are dismantled. Ant is being turned into a traditional bank, Alibaba is being attacked from several directions, Ma's university (a clear source of soft power) is being shut down.
When you then ask where Ma is I would say it's pretty clear - Ma is being held out of the way whilst this happens. There's no point in causing drama whist they're doing this, just hold him out of the way and in about 18 months there'll be nothing for him to come back to. At that point they'll no longer need him, all the businesses will be managed by cronies of the state. So what happens when they no longer need him? If he's lucky they'll let him manage some tiny sliver of his former empire, but I can't imagine them taking the risk of him fleeing and becoming a powerful critic, so I guess most likely thing to do is trump up charges of corruption and prosecute him.

[2021-07-08 Thu 16:28]

TwoFerMaggie 19 hours ago [–]

Well last time there was a "successor problem" China went through a decade-long political and economic turmoil that was the Cultural Revolution.
Having experienced that first hand, Deng implemented the term limit, so that there won't be a position of absolute power for the rest of one's life (it's just too much a temptation and thus recipe for chaos every 20-30 years or so).
Now that the term limit is gone, I don't think the transition would be as smooth as the past two decades.

Exactly.
[2021-07-08 Thu 16:29]

genmud 1 day ago [–]

One thing that you learn quickly when traveling the world is how easily one can go from having a good time with your friends, to being in a shitty prison without food, running water or a phone to let your family know if you are dead or alive.
I have friends travel to interesting places during times of (relative) stability. To paraphrase one of the guys that I know: "When you travel in some of these places, you exist at that time and place, not because you belong there or have a right to be there, but because nobody has decided you shouldn't."
I have always kept that in the back of my mind when traveling, even in places that I would consider first-world. It is certainly something that I would keep in the forefront of my mind if I lived or worked in a place like CN. It is always interesting to watch people who push the boundary, become emboldened and forget that they aren't the ones making the decision for their fates.
I have always thought of CN as one of those countries that wants all the benefits of a western society, with expectations that people will conform, with an implicit "or else".

[2021-07-08 Thu 16:33]

NDA expired, let’s spill the beans on a weird startup (shkspr.mobi) | HN@ | corporate mole superstars | Nortel stolen by Huawei

NDA expired, let’s spill the beans on a weird startup (shkspr.mobi)
1219 points by pimterry 21 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 420 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27782604

dogman144 19 hours ago [–]

Reminds me of this threat model:
Long term moles at a company, able to climb high and perform well due to remote work which enables:

  • never really meeting the mole
  • the “mole” is a superstar because they have a team of corporate raider-employed 10x’ers evaluating and executing everything that this mole does at work. The mole’s code is written by 3x MIT grads hot swapping on the keyboard. The mole’s biz ideas come from a few HBS grads. And so on.

Productivity, business intuition, and engineering talent is off the charts for this mole. It rises far enough in the hierarchy such that it maneuvers the company towards favorable action for that corporate raider. Every idea the mole suggests, the corporate raider works in the background to enable via favorable market conditions. Whoever is the public face of the mole’a reputation might be in flames if found out, but what’s that vs netting 3% of a corporate buyout valuation.
reply

tbihl 15 hours ago [–]

This isn't that different from what probably happened an Nortel in the early 2000s. While their network was completely compromised by Chinese attackers, the C suite people downplayed the threat, and there are theories that this only happened because there were enough moles keeping everyone complacent so they wouldn't get too excited about the existential threat they faced. And now, after the most hostile of takeovers, they go by the name Huawei.
Edit: if you want a thorough version of the Nortel story, I recommend this podcast: https://malicious.life/chinas-unrestricted-warfare-part-1/

tbihl 8 hours ago [–]

Sorry, I was being a bit too sarcastic for plain text. All the exfiltrated IP went to Huawei, which rose to global preeminence 5 or so years later, while Nortel was imploding (mostly decay of a complacent giant, as others have pointed out.)

[2021-07-10 Sat 17:03]

Amazon tells bosses to conceal when employees are on performance management plan (seattletimes.com) | HN | so they don't quit on their own schedule | as they should

Amazon tells bosses to conceal when employees are on performance management plan (seattletimes.com)
331 points by xenocyon 15 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 251 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27786009

ncmncm 12 hours ago [–]

At most companies, having ever been on such a list is a permanent mark. Any manager can pull up your record and see the whole history.
Thus, any indication that you have got onto such a list is a red warning: find another job somewhere else, and quickly. Do not wait to see if they will change their minds. They might decide not to fire you right away, but they will think of you, forever after, as a "problem employee". If you ever get off the list, you will go back on it the moment the length of your manager's list goes below quota. You may be sure that there is such a quota.
This is very much like the notion of "politically unreliable" in the Soviet countries, and in China. Corporate governance resembles nothing so much as Soviet governance. This is not an accident: Lenin was a huge admirer of the Ford Motor Company.
Being still-employed is a huge factor in how attractive you are to your immediate future employer. So, it is important to act fast. Part of why they try to keep the list secret is that they want to be who controls when you leave, not you. Managers typically only get points for firing you, not you quitting. (But Amazon's documented notion of "unregretted attrition" suggests it might be defined as somebody leaving who was on the list.)

[2021-07-10 Sat 17:12]

Japan "Digging Its Own Grave" & Its "Survival" On The Line: China Warns Over Taiwan Stance | unz.com

REDACTED

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-warns-japan-digging-its-own-grave-its-survival-line-over-taiwan-stance
[2021-07-11 Sun 00:46]

80% of my traffic is excluded from Google Analytics (twitter.com/erickhun) | HN@ | distinguishing bots, adblockers and visitors

80% of my traffic is excluded from Google Analytics (twitter.com/erickhun)
170 points by erickhun 22 hours ago | hide | past | favorite | 140 comments
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27791447

imalerba 18 hours ago [–]

If the difference between GA and Cloudfare is only bots, then the problem is pretty terrible..
"80% of my traffic is bots"
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reacharavindh 16 hours ago [–]

I’d guess adblocker cuts off Google Analytics. I know mine does.
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ashtonkem 15 hours ago [–]

Having close to 4 out of 5 visitors to an engineering blog running an ad blocker seems about right to me.

rognjen 21 hours ago [–]

Or is that 80% of HN uses adblock?

Is GA still relevant today?
Of course it is. While a large part of HN audience might use adblock, very few regular users do and almost no mobile users.
Looking at my logs, however, I get a similar proportion. ~25k in GA, ~100k in logs.

[2021-07-11 Sun 12:11]

Unfavorable Opinions About China Have Reached Historic Highs | ZeroHedge News | globally

REDACTED

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/unfavorable-opinions-about-china-have-reached-historic-highs
[2021-07-11 Sun 12:20]

Leave or bear consequences, China warns US destroyer near disputed South China Sea islands | scmp.com

Leave or bear consequences, China warns US destroyer near disputed South China Sea islands

On anniversary of tribunal’s rejection of Beijing’s claim, USS Benfold warned it will pay price if it does not leave vicinity of Paracels The guided missile destroyer is understood to have recently taken part in joint exercises with the Singapore navy

China has warned a US warship to leave the vicinity of the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea or “bear all consequences” on the fifth anniversary of an international tribunal’s rejection of most of Beijing’s claims over the resource-rich waters.

The Paracels – called the Xisha Islands by Beijing – are also claimed by Vietnam and the self-ruled island of Taiwan. A Vietnamese fishing boat was sunk by a Chinese ship near the islands in April last year.

Tian Junli, spokesman for the Southern Theatre Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold had been warned to leave after it “trespassed” into Chinese waters on Monday near the islands.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3140760/china-accuses-us-destroyer-near-disputed-paracel-islands

Dry tinder, meet spark.
[2021-07-13 Tue 11:52]

South China Sea: US-Philippines treaty covers Chinese attack, Blinken says | scmp.com

South China Sea: US-Philippines treaty covers Chinese attack, Blinken says
China says international ruling regarding the resource-rich waterway are a ‘waste of paper’ containing obvious errors and its sovereignty will not be affected Statement coincides with anniversary of 2016 international tribunal ruling in favour of Manila’s territorial claims

The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier conducts regular ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: HandoutThe USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier conducts regular ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises in the South China Sea.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3140737/south-china-sea-us-philippines-treaty-covers-chinese-attack

Another spark.
[2021-07-13 Tue 11:52]

obsidian.md | pre-Org Textmind candidate?

https://obsidian.md
has potential as a precursor to Org mode for Textmind.
Has a mobile version now.
[2021-07-13 Tue 13:08]

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