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The tweet above says that Xi forcing SOEs to stop using Microsoft is disastrous for productivity. If you thought Microsoft Teams was bad, imagine being a poor Chinese government official who now has to work with whatever tech stack SOEs are having to adopt. If anyone wants to dig around on this theme would be fun to explore for a ChinaTalk column.
Bluepath Labs is putting in serious work—they’ve assembled quite a corpus on PLA-adjacent questions over the past few years.
Ingrid d'Hooghe @ingriddhoogheNew UK report by @Michael_Natzler highlights urgent need to address severe UK deficit in China literacy. Situation is no better - or even much worse - elsewhere in Europe. @HEPI_news 1/2 https://t.co/D16Yp1jShg
Steve Hou (“CONSUME LESS!”) @stevehoufI’ve been obsessed lately with the history of the Chinese Taiping (Heavenly Kingdom) Rebellion, which took place during late Qing dynasty and killed some 20-30 million. The rebel leaders claimed they were sons of Christian God and brothers of Jesus. Might do a 🧵 of my thoughts https://t.co/WSu3z6QqHm
Taiping Rebellion is just the wildest thing.
(Not Chinese but incredibly cool…)