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Radicalised normal: how Britain fell to the conspiracy… – The Face – interesting essay. But one that I think under estimates the nature of what I’ve called angry Britain. Angry Britain don’t like the speed of change, they’re drawn from all classes of society. Angry Britain encompasses
- National Trust members who feel its fine to be racist, like someone out of the the post-war Windrush period. As well as the traditional conservative working class racist who wore their views on their sleeves
- New age believers looking for answers, 5G was something that they latched on to. They were always there in society, but weren’t mainstreamed until recently
Where will angry Britain take us?
British parliamentarians launch ‘full inquiry’ into whether UK banks in Hong Kong suppressed human rights – Hong Kong Free Press HKFP – cough, cough HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank
Fact Sheet: U.S. Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces – ok, its working, judging by this list of pettiness, keep it up
Behind Coca-Cola’s new agency and marketing approach | Ad Age – why Coke cut Accenture, Arroyo indicated it was because the consultancy did not have the global scale Coca-Cola is seeking. “I think they are a fantastic, phenomenal agency from a capability standpoint,” he says. “Our challenge was more one of geographical reach. Their level of capabilities are very different depending on the geography around the world.” – and here was me thinking that their thinking wasn’t up to snuff as digital transformation isn’t the answer to every problem and their creativity lacking despite being a good number of hot shops
“Completely Running Blind.” Apple’s Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. – by Alex Kantrowitz – Big Technology – iOS customers generally have more money to spend
Foreign Office ‘warned UK-based Hong Kong critics about extradition risk abroad’ | Hong Kong | The Guardian – Hong Kong government figures list 19 extradition agreements with other nations including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Portugal. In response to the law, several countries including the UK, Australia, Germany, France and the US, tore up their Hong Kong agreements. Chinese authorities record at least 59 extradition agreements, including with countries across Asia and Europe, although not all are ratified. Several countries including France and Australia have indicated they will not ratify their agreements
US to drop charges against Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, allowing her to return to China | South China Morning Post – this means that US sanctions aren’t extra-territorial and they can’t enforce them. It is a major win for China. HSBC will get an ass-whooping and there is no guarantee that the US or Canada will get anything in return. I was surprised that the Canadian prisoners had been released from jail
The return of Huawei CFO becomes a nationalist moment for China — Quartz – China is turning the return of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou to the country into a celebration of its perceived diplomatic victory—a “win” rather than “win-win”—over the US and Canada. The timing couldn’t be better: its National Day celebrations fall on Oct. 1. Meng, who is also the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in late 2018 in Vancouver at the request of the US for alleged violations of its sanctions on Iran. After a lengthy battle against extradition in Canadian courts, Meng last week reached a deal with the US justice department. Meng admitted she misled banks regarding Huawei’s dealings with Iran; in exchange the US agreed to defer her prosecution until next year, after which the charges could be dismissed. Meng pleaded not guilty to charges of her committing bank and wire fraud – not surprising, also interpreted as a sign of terminal US decline.
China’s national power ensures Meng’s different outcome from Alstom executive: Global Times editorial – Global Times – Global Times interesting emphasis, China’s national power rather than US declining power. Also rubs salt in French wounds, partly due to the Taishan nuclear power station and widening fissure over AUKUS nuclear submarine deal