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Andrew Beatty
2 hours ago:   Tuesday Aug 20 - 12:59am
RT @SatishCheney: @AFP: UK says 'extremely concerned' by reports HK consulate employee detained in China

Andrew Beatty
2 hours ago:   Tuesday Aug 20 - 12:41am
@NickEvershed So basically you need a really offensive Anglo-Saxon swearword

Andrew Beatty
4 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 11:17pm
Energy firms set August deadline for Papua New Guinea gas talks https://t.co/2S4dlDfW2d

Andrew Beatty
4 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 11:07pm
RT @krislc: Staff member from UK's consulate in Hong Kong missing for 10 days after mainland China business trip https://t.co/IxFLgaqaqr via @hongkongfp

Andrew Beatty
4 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 10:59pm
RT @sppeoples: Jennifer Horn, national board member of Log Cabin Republicans, resigns in protest after group endorses Trump re-election: “I could never endorse him for President of the United States and still look my children in the eye,” she writes in resignation letter.

Andrew Beatty
5 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 9:57pm
@CKaster @AP I still feel bad about the red wine.

Andrew Beatty
6 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 8:33pm
Victim's father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict - @robertsonholly for @AFP https://t.co/i8ps9nMchY

Andrew Beatty
8 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 6:57pm
Twitter seems to have drawn the line at CCTV. A few of their posts from the last few days. https://t.co/yznmpDRupM


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Andrew Beatty
9 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 6:29pm
@CritterDJ That is my sense

Andrew Beatty
9 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 6:20pm
Did they cancel diplomacy modules at the Central Party School? https://t.co/a4mcV0PzpE

Andrew Beatty
9 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 5:56pm
RT @CindyOtis_: Twitter followed up this takedown with another major announcement: Twitter will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled (either financially or editorially) news media. Presumably, this should apply to RT, Sputnik, Xinhua, etc. https://t.co/8kwSfWHkf5

Andrew Beatty
9 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 5:51pm
RT @ischinger: What a tragedy. And Europe finds itself in significant political turmoil, with no coherent strategy, having helplessly and shamefully watched from the sidelines as this tragedy unfolded.What might be lessons the EU needs to learn now? @GermanyDiplo @vonderleyen @MunSecConf @CSIS https://t.co/d1LAAWYLMP

Andrew Beatty
12 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 2:51pm
RT @WillOremus: Both Twitter and Facebook now say they've found evidence of a major, coordinated disinformation campaign originating in China, aimed at destabilizing Hong Kong. Twitter: https://t.co/d5OOi9Lxk7 Facebook: https://t.co/3XMPCpaCWR

Andrew Beatty
13 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 2:28pm
RT @niubi: Twitter accuses China of running disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters https://t.co/MVfGcaZjaY

Andrew Beatty
13 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 2:13pm
US Senate’s top Democrat voices “inveterate opposition” to any UK trade deal that undermines the Good Friday Agreement or implies a hard border. https://t.co/erdc7T7NN8

Andrew Beatty
13 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 1:56pm
Is there any evidence that voters care about this issue? https://t.co/mbsoor1dZ3

Andrew Beatty
13 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 1:37pm
RT @ArmsControlWonk: Two more stations are now offline — and not just any two. This time it is a pair of radionuclide stations in the path of the drifting plume. I’d say we are out of coincidence territory. https://t.co/7dXe4L5M70

Andrew Beatty
19 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 7:35am
RT @mojobeirut: First @AFP pictures of Omar al-Bashir in court on corruption charges today, in a metal cage. Investigator said the deposed ruler admitted to receiving $90 million from Saudi monarchs #Sudan https://t.co/EXcAdUUrXy


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Andrew Beatty
19 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 7:33am
@drjennings Yeah, exactly. The police and military surely have to have contingencies for widespread unrest. In Northern Ireland they would be crazy not to. Seems most plausible that yellowhammer is working assumption not worst case.

Andrew Beatty
20 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 7:26am
Interesting thread, fwiw yellowhammer doesn’t appear to come close to the worst case scenario, which surely must be shortages and widespread civil unrest a la 2000 fuel protests or 2011 riots. https://t.co/CDH3AlrfnH

Andrew Beatty
22 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 5:04am
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Andrew Beatty
23 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 3:58am
RT @abcnews: Fake Chinese police cars spotted in Perth and Adelaide amid pro-Hong Kong rallies https://t.co/rNggcR0EC1

Andrew Beatty
23 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 3:48am
@AlonPinkas @abcnews @DaveSharma @PatsKarvelas It's refreshing to hear informed, open debate about foreign policy.

Andrew Beatty
23 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 3:45am
RT @abcnews: “China is the rising power of the 21st century. The challenge for the World order is to manage China’s rise in a peaceful way… It's in the national interest to have an informed public debate about Australia’s changed strategic circumstances,” @DaveSharma tells @PatsKarvelas https://t.co/penqt5lany


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Andrew Beatty
23 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 3:41am
RT @petebrieger: Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched https://t.co/HMkIMBfPqq via @MailOnline

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 3:10am
RT @estherswchan: The City of Melbourne has said this ‘permit’ for a pro-China rally in August 2019 is fake https://t.co/QqNgUlSsKC

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 2:10am
"Whingeing victimhood twinned with pompous self-regard" https://t.co/f5ZjVZeD01

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 1:16am
Pretty telling that there is virtually zero suggestion that Australia's deputy PM would resign or be fired for these comments. https://t.co/lXqYvYPJsz

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 10:06pm
@rrichard09 Sure you are familiar with this (and similar arguments) https://t.co/3G73baai9E

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 10:02pm
I wonder whether there will be lustration post-Trump -- DHS, legislature and judiciary would be obvious targets. https://t.co/Z6fTTYa7Z1

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 8:31pm
@stuartpstevens Mr Erickson would fail basic undergrad predicate calculus with that logic.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 8:14pm
Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 8:14pm
Egypt aided China to detain Muslims https://t.co/Zjd3LZUedE

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 5:19pm
RT @nytimes: It’s "hugely problematic" that Hong Kong police fired tear gas from above crowds, an expert said, as seen here. “If it hits someone in the head, you could kill them," said Jim Bueermann, former president of the Police Foundation in Washington. “I have never seen that before." https://t.co/sLsUnRO9RJ


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Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 7:41am
RT @newschambers: This is very astute and should be shared widely in Ireland and the UK. Neither rogue nor wily fixer, Varadkar confounds British. https://t.co/o6EM7KtmGr

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Sunday Aug 18 - 7:19am
RT @thomaswatkins: Devastating accounts of the awful wedding blast in Kabul, by colleagues @menh0 and @MMojaddidi https://t.co/7vxTg1cwSq

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Saturday Aug 17 - 7:47pm
RT @maggieNYT: A deep look at the president’s main speech writer, a former comms aide on the Hill who has made immigration his singular focus https://t.co/TJWlwQp1R6 https://t.co/83sDr1rnpK

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Saturday Aug 17 - 7:18pm
This protest was heavily promoted, its had its own web site, lots of posts in wechat, people who attended were registered (with who you might ask). Could be nationalistic fervour, could also be Beijing weaponising students. https://t.co/PfrGsQzZuA

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Saturday Aug 17 - 7:16pm
Just wait for the struggle session https://t.co/Ln76O6Gd8o

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 9:17pm
@wtmpacific @NickBisley A country mile away

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 9:11pm
RT @AndrewSErickson: Must-read-in-full article from @yarotrof @WSJ! "Has Xi Jinping Stirred a Backlash?" YES—here's how: https://t.co/WNOmUakZH1 Wang Huiyao: “somehow, the message didn’t get across & there is quite a big backlash.” Allow me to explain, Mr Wang: #Actions speak louder than #Words!

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 7:33pm
RT @LizSly: Some terrible images coming out of Russian/Syrian airstrikes in Idlib today. A headless child. A breathing, bleeding fetus. A boy shredded from the chest down. They're too awful to post. But it doesn't stop.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 7:19pm
I’m sure Pence will be welcomed — you can’t be rude to visitors — but odd to hear a diplomat who represents the United States try to speak for Ireland. https://t.co/IUEw801By6

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 6:53pm
Russia/Syria bomb Syrian civilians —civilians flee — western media reports refugee arrivals — right wing backlash — Russia-friendly nationalist and populists gain ground — wash, rinse, repeat. https://t.co/1ZhJ3kruXb

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 6:36pm
@IssamAhmed @JaredRizzi That was my assumption.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 6:20pm
RT @PekingMike: Blindsided: why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong? | South China Morning Post - super smart story on the information flow to Beijing’s leaders by ⁦@Nectar_Gan⁩ https://t.co/B0yEuyfnQ8

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:37pm
@sddphoto That’s celsius btw

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:35pm
@sddphoto It sure as hell isn’t in Antarctica https://t.co/9dGTuanqub


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Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:28pm
RT @AFPFactCheck: Check out this week’s fact-checking highlights: 🇺🇸 A meme claiming to show physical similarities of the perpetrators of recent mass shootings in the US used the wrong person’s picture, as he had the same name as a shooter, leaving him to face harassment https://t.co/2FYdOzWqON

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:20pm
@JaredRizzi Apparently he also doesn’t believe in hemispheres

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:20pm
No. In half the planet it’s not. https://t.co/63bBfu7Yx6

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:11pm
How good is competent diplomacy? Scott Morrison’s easily predicted diplomatic car crash in the Pacific turned out to be more like a C17 smashing into an atoll. https://t.co/2PJQkdbJLV

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 8:40am
@BradFaxon @TobaccoRoadGolf Great course. The closest thing to links golf in that part of the world. If you get a chance the Dormie Club is fantastic too.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 5:24am
ALERT @AFP Cathay Pacific says CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 3:56am
China wants to help modernise Timor’s military https://t.co/6G86O0s9AO

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 3:09am
RT @AFP: Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest https://t.co/6tKczNoVeT https://t.co/SL6AmN45bq


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Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 1:10am
@adamliaw Because I was wearing sunglasses at the time the picture was taken?

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 10:47pm
RT @ConnellyAL: There are unlikely to be any volunteers. But much of northern Rakhine State is now an active war zone under an Internet blackout. There can be no safe return under those conditions. https://t.co/3236BribI1

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 9:03pm
RT @AFP: A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon at the Cape of Sounion, Greece 📸 Louisa Gouliamaki https://t.co/yk8RTx4Tfr


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Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:28pm
@neil_kellen No

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:26pm
RT @newsroom_the: Australia dilutes Pacific leaders' climate warning https://t.co/4T7Pq9ERBk

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:15pm
RT @joshuawongcf: We apologize for the inconvenience caused. https://t.co/7QEcWq2jUm https://t.co/klMcv5f5BM


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Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 6:40pm
RT @LettersOfNote: Remember when a drunk guy wrote to Denmark and asked if he could have Greenland, and Denmark replied. (cc @realDonaldTrump) https://t.co/6r74STHBI2 https://t.co/gRAoiMpm1B


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Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 11:32am
@AROverton I can’t say this publicly, but Steve King IS Canadian

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 11:28am
Earlier this week China tried to bar German elected representatives from a trip, politicians from other parties refused to go if the ban wasn’t lifted. Interesting to see Republican lawmakers reaction to this. https://t.co/Htac71QCo4

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 11:24am
@AROverton China tried to ban a member of a German state assembly just his week. The amazing thing is the Trump administration asked the Israelis to ban them.

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 11:01am
Former Israeli ambassador confirms the the recommendation to ban two US representatives came from Washington. https://t.co/BHoVevsQm1

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 10:18am
RT @realDonaldTrump: It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 9:31am
Interesting in light of the ‘coal jobs’ debate during the Australian election https://t.co/vtymE9V0Lj

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:30am
Huge decision to reject members of a codel, risks making US-Israel relations more partisan than they have already become. https://t.co/PPCmJRjdfH

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 3:15am
In which Loyalist paramilitaries channel famed nationalist Emiliano Zapata https://t.co/Ka7NB8C8Ab

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 1:38am
RT @AFP: Agence France-Presse, one of the world's leading news agencies, is looking for dynamic, experienced editors to join its English-language newsdesk at its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. Click here for details: https://t.co/fTqpl4ueQ0 @AFP https://t.co/tP7yKjKbhM


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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 12:51am
"Australians" - actually one very small group of Australians https://t.co/Fj1aYGwDEc

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 12:48am
@cvaaustin @NakedWookieeUK I got that sense last time I was home.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 12:34am
ALERT: Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: @AFP

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 11:49pm
@MaryTherese99 @seang2899 @richardvickers That's not accurate, but I doubt I could convince you otherwise.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 11:15pm
RT @robertsonholly: Legal expert tells @AFP George Pell is "likely but not certain" to win his appeal next week - but no matter the judges' ruling, the case won't be concluded any time soon. https://t.co/NASryfDEfi

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 10:59pm
@ahrferrier And Brexit isn’t done yet either, call me an optimist :)

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 10:54pm
@ahrferrier If only it were that simple.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 10:46pm
@ahrferrier Certainly open to interpretation. In a legal sense there could be workarounds https://t.co/fmnnxYwpWu . But in the broader political sense, Brexit has already undermined the GFA.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 9:00pm
@fryan @sbschinese Also, the contact point would be Vic police -- who say they don't provide formal approval of protests.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:41pm
Huge story. https://t.co/kXVb5kPC8l

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 7:00pm
@Muinchille @brianhprobert @daithi84 Finally. Someone got my Sunningdale/GFA reference.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 6:46pm
#BREAKING @AFP - The judgement in disgraced cardinal George Pell’s appeal is set for Wednesday, 21 August.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 6:38pm
@justinsink @DaveClark_AFP I love that you think my salary would cover a Bloomberg terminal

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 6:25pm
Do protests in Hong Kong and Moscow show Xi and Putin’s power is waning? https://t.co/twDohRwBK2

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:49pm
RT @LowyInstitute: 🎧 'Xi Jinping: The Backlash' | Our latest @LowyInstitute Paper is available now. Click to hear the paper's author, @mcgregorrichard, discuss Xi’s rise, and the backlash with @mfullilove in Sydney: https://t.co/l2LoAkt393 https://t.co/dErYbRDRkv


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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:48pm
RT @elianayjohnson: Trump aides have been careful speaking about Hong Kong because of a 6/18 phone call between Trump and Xi when made an ad hoc commitment to Xi that he would not condemn the Chinese government over a crackdown in Hong Kong - w/ @nahaltoosi @morningmoneyben https://t.co/4l2VQhoO6q

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 9:11am
@CaoimhinMGM87 If it’s done under fast track procedure yes.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:56am
For Brits unfamiliar with Congress or wondering if there is wiggle room - Pelosi’s supporters and critics agree on almost nothing, but absolutely no one in DC questions her ability to count votes. Her office is very unlikely to make a statement like this on the fly.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:39am
Full statement https://t.co/T6sD4ZZwYK


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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:35am
If you are interested in the political context for Xi Jinping as he watches events in Hong Kong, @mcgregorrichard’s short book is excellent and extremely timely. https://t.co/idodCPD7lg

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:27am
“The peace of the Good Friday Agreement is treasured by the American people and will be fiercely defended on a bicameral and bipartisan basis in the United States Congress.”

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:27am
Pelosi spells it out for the slow learners: “If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress.”

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 8:06am
RT @AFP: #BREAKING US rapper A$AP Rocky convicted of assault, suspended sentence: Stockholm court https://t.co/A9p7u5cfoe


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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 7:24am
RT @Jamie_Freed: Cathay Pacific says has fired two pilots over Hong Kong protests https://t.co/yQPvjKunOT

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 6:01am
Absent the White House confronting China over Hong Kong, Congress is stepping in. Most reps are trying to raise the cost of deeper crackdown, but calls for action now are growing. But unclear whether GOP will risk economic fallout closer to election time though. https://t.co/7vHO4YmzzO

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:47am
RT @YouGov: "Left-wing" vs "right-wing": a categorisation beloved by politicians and journalists, but the public just don't fit neatly into those categories. https://t.co/Okgkw8bIoz

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:34am
RT @AFP: Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent #ClimateChange scientists over the years, study shows https://t.co/wCIBlAEbA8 https://t.co/4N4Tpwgx9n


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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:21am
Pro-Beijing protests are planned on Sydney and Melbourne this Saturday. https://t.co/lh09edzRWq