Editor's note: The year 2022 is coming to an end. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the EU energy crisis... All these major events impact everyone's life. To get a better understanding of 2022, T-House designs a special program to review the year with its Top 10 tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook. Beyond those trending topics and hot spot issues, we still have more to discover. Following are the T-House Top 10 tweets in 2022.
The year 2022 has been unusual for the world. Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are supporting an economic rebound. But the unexpected escalation of the Russia-Ukraine crisis had increased global uncertainties. High inflation, an impending economic recession, and the EU energy crisis... All of these obstacles serve as a fresh test of global unity. United or divided? Countries made their choices and bore the consequences.
It's difficult to sum up such a unique year in a single word. Humans and nature, laughter and tears, war and peace... Trending hashtags on the internet indicate what's going on in the world and what people are concerned about right now. But it isn't enough. There are other matters worth noting besides the trending hashtags. T-House, which presents a non-Western perspective on today's multipolar world and tells authentic China stories, posted thousands of tweets in 2022. It covered trending topics and much more.
As the last day of 2022 approaches, the T-House team selects and ranks 10 tweets from more than 3,000 tweets posted in 2022, based on the total impression and engagement volumes, as well as the popularity of topics.
Let's review the T-House's top 10 tweets for 2022 and discover more.
According to Brown University, there have been between 275,000 and 306,000 Iraqi civilians killed by direct violence since the U.S. invasion, and millions more were forced out of their homes and became refugees, but, after nearly 20 years now, no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) have ever been found, neither chemical weapons, yet no one from the U.S. and its allied forces was held accountable for the chaos, misery and deaths.
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Profits from slave trading and from sugar, coffee, cotton, tobacco, palm oil, petroleum, copper, chromium, platinum and in particular gold were flowing into Western Europe and the New World, transforming their economies and underpinning their development. Africa, once the cradle of human evolution and civilization, has paved the West's road to "civilization."
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The United Nations says China's space station presents an opportunity for international collaboration in space. The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs is working closely with the China Manned Space Agency (CMS), and the first batch of the nine projects has been selected from all over the world. Four research teams are likely to deliver their experiments to the CMS as early as 2023.
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In a speech in 2014, Joe Biden, then U.S. Vice President, described China as a nation incapable of producing innovative products and ideas. Such arrogance proved one thing: China knows much more about the U.S. than what the U.S. knows about China.
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U.S. President Joe Biden hyped up the so-called threat posed by China and Russia during his visit to Middle East countries. In response to his remark, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin pointed out the U.S.'s hypocrisy.
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In response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi denounced Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of China's Taiwan region as an "unworthy descendant." Seeking "Taiwan independence" will get nowhere.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul disclosed in public that offering Ukraine NATO membership in 2021 is a lie, which caused an uproar. He gave a further explanation on T-House by saying lying is a strong and inappropriate word but what he said is true.
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The post is a powerful photo of a Chinese medical worker whose face shield was full of ice in the early 2022 when medical workers in China made arduous efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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By watching this map, a rare fact is to let people know that the U.S. and Israel are the only two countries that voted no on a UN resolution of the right to food in 2021.
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After a deadly fight broke out on the China-India border area, soldiers from two countries were seen exchanging gifts on New Year's Day 2022 along the Line of Actual Control.
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(Graphics designed by Liu Shaozhen)
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