Europe-China correspondent @PoliticoEurope. Writes China Direct newsletter every Thursday.

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Stuart Lau retweeted
Wow, this will really…what will it do exactly? Emphasize “allies & partners” even more? Say all’s well with AUKUS? Umm, OK. It’s not like you ever really lost France. What’s the point? What’s the strategy? Why not ask someone who deserves more attention? Forget tradition, even?
Biden to host Macron for state visit in December trib.al/ix2ebKG
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BREAKING - Russian FSB security service says it has detained Japanese Consul in Vladivostok - RIA - Reuters News
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THIS WED! Join me & @StuartKLau Sept. 28 @ 10:15AM EST/4:15PM CEST @politico Twitter Spaces "China’s 2022 Trans-Atlantic Challenge" with @ChrisMurphyCT & @benjaminhaddad. We'll unpack the opportunities and threats posed by Xi Jinping's transition to China's leader-for-life
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UK Prime Minister @trussliz: "We are very clear about, and I was clear with President Biden, is we [...] work with our G7 allies [...] to reduce our strategic dependency on China. [...] We are determined to work with our allies to make sure that Taiwan is able to defend itself.
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New G7 leaders’ group looks set to be more critical of China than before: 🇺🇸Biden: US forces would defend Taiwan 🇬🇧Truss: “Determined to work with our allies to make sure Taiwan is able to defend itself” 🇮🇹Meloni: “It is sure that Taiwan will be an essential concern for Italy”
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Living. In. A. Non-EU. Country. Is. Very. Stimulating. Amazing messaging.
"Living in a non-EU country is very stimulating". Michele is our Head of Administration in Saudi Arabia @EUintheGCC. It has allowed him to "meet new people and explore new places". Interested? Read his story and learn how to become our next Head of Admin👇 europa.eu/!T8mPVd
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I'm in Singapore for the Milken Asia summit, with the terrific @PoliticoRyan and @StuartKLau. If you're at the event too, please do say hello. And subscribe to Global Insider to hear from us. On a related note ... is there good coffee in Singapore? 🙏 politico.com/newsletters/glo…
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Liz Truss on UK-US ties: "I do think our relationship is special, and it’s increasingly important at a time when we’re facing threats from Russia, increased assertiveness from China." politi.co/3Rc7Ns4
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“There were moments during the sometimes tense interview with The Times when Mr. Scholz was surprisingly emotional when reacting to questions that challenged him. Several times, he berated journalists for asking those” ⁦@nytimesnytimes.com/2022/09/25/world…
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Today in Beijing, I investigated the #chinacoup so you don’t have to. At considerable personal risk, I ventured out to some neuralgic key points in the city. Disturbing finds. Brace yourselves. /1
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North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile. More updates to follow.
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#UPDATE China's top diplomat on Saturday warned against interference on Taiwan, telling the UN General Assembly that Beijing would take "forceful steps" to prevent any outside support for the island's independence
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"We must uphold peace and oppose war," China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told #UNGA77. "Turbulence and war only open Pandora's box." "He who instigates a proxy war can easily get himself burned. Pursuing one's own absolute security can only undermine global strategic stability."
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A German "monitor" in occupied Melitopol tells Russian state media that he's impressed by the transparency of the "referendum" (Russian state TV has been harping on about the large number of "international observers" present across the four regions Moscow is about to annex)
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🚨🇬🇧🇨🇳🚨 There will be a debate on the UK's lack of a China Strategy next month in Parliament!
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Stuart Lau retweeted
Former Putin adviser: “I would not exclude the possibility that Xi suggested to his junior partner to finish his business against Ukraine as soon as possible — for example, before the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October — and not with Putin's defeat”
A very interesting take on #Putin's most recent decisions regarding his war of aggression in #Ukraine and #Xi's possible role as a back-seat-driver of events. m.dw.com/en/former-adviser-s…
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Zelenskyy broke his silence on China’s silence:
Replying to @PoitaYurii
He added: "At the moment we don't have a channel of communication with China, which is a shame. I would like them to help Ukraine." According to him, it will be difficult to talk with the Chinese president today. 3/3
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