Trade & Tech

China Says It Will Act If U.S. Persists on WeChat, TikTok Ban // Bloomberg

China's ByteDance aims to keep majority stake in TikTok in Oracle deal // MarketWatch


Does this US military uniform suggest it is preparing for war with China? // SCMP

Tiny Muslim community in China's Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown // SCMP

China is doubling down on its territorial claims: here's what you need to know // CNN

Says China:
Time for China to toughen up on insincere India // Global Times (China Govt)

US sanctions China's biggest chipmaker // Financial Times

China says US has 'created enough troubles for the world' as UN spat continues // CNN

China forces 500,000 Tibetans into labour camps // Sydney Morning Herald

Why China is a 'friendly' country
'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time // ABC News Australia

US spy planes posing as airliners 'serious threat' in South China Sea // SCMP

This Solomon Islands province is so frustrated with China's presence that it is considering independence // CNN

Exclusive: Anthony Klan shares details on China's Wuhan lab operating 'covert operations' in Pakistan // India Today

US issues new travel warning on China, Hong Kong // Taipei Times


Sharing headlines
What the recognition fights over Israel and Taiwan have in common. // Slate

China will start war if US troops return to Taiwan // News.com.au

Taiwan protests against global mayor group's designation of its cities // Focus Taiwan

Japanese VTubers banned for mentioning Taiwan during livestream // Taiwan News

Is mainland China gearing up for an invasion of Taiwan? // RFI

Taiwan makes anothet contribution to democracy
How Taiwan's 'civic hackers' helped find a new way to run the country // Guardian

True about life in Taiwan...
Photo of the Day: Taiwan encapsulated in one photo // Taiwan News

Toronto TECO director calls for Taiwan support // Taiwan News

Tensions rise across the Taiwan Strait as Taipei test-fires missiles // SCMP

Tsai pledges to defend ROC's airspace // Taipei Times

Swedish lawmaker motions to formalize office in Taiwan // Taiwan News

China's Rejection of Taiwan Buffer Zone Raises Risk of Clash // Bloomberg

Taiwan has once-in-a-lifetime chance to forge new alliances // Taiwan News

China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill // NY Times

US holds its second high-profile visit to Taiwan in two months as Beijing escalates military pressure // CNN

Trump Administration readies major arms sale to Taiwan // CNN

As Europe's China scepticism grows, a glimmer of hope for Taiwan // Aljazeera

Chinese warship sails past Taiwan's east coast // Taiwan News

Taiwan Aims to Help Foreign Air Forces Fix F-16 Fighter Jets, a Stab at China // VOA

Hong Kong

American diplomats in Hong Kong want to meet local officials or politicians? Get permission from Beijing's foreign ministry, new directive demands // SCMP

Hong Kong opens wider questions
Hong Kongers, Don't Idolize the U.K. // The Atlantic

Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy // Wired


Chinese navy escorts Indian oil tanker in dangerous waters amid strained ties // Global Times (China Govt)


Feds air FBI agent's gripes about Flynn probe // Politico


October surprises already here
Six key findings from the New York Times' Trump taxes bombshell | US news | The Guardian // Guardian

Harvard professor: Trump is not a dictator ... he only plays one on TV // CNN

America's Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump // Wired

Latest rouse...
Pro-Trump group pays teens to post online // Houston Chronicle


Now *iss tests before debates
Biden camp clapback: Trump's best debate case 'made in urine' // Politico

Joe Biden is repeating the same mistakes that cost Hillary Clinton the election // Guardian

Kamala Harris names Tupac 'best rapper alive' // NY Post

And this proves he will win?
Biden shows the qualities Trump lacks at CNN town hall // CNN


Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House's plan to deploy 'knife fighters' to defend nominee // Fox News

Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court // Financial Times

Will four Republican senators break with their party on RBG's Supreme Court seat? // Politico

Senate GOP set to vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick before election // The Hill

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump selects the conservative justice to the Supreme Court // CNN

Supreme Court favorite Amy Barrett thinks politics have no business in the courtroom. Critics aren't convinced. // Yahoo News

Flashback to 1992...
How Biden killed John Roberts's nomination in 1992 // WA Post

1992: Sen. Biden says President Bush should not name nominee until after election (C-SPAN) // YouTube @ C-SPAN

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick // Detroit News

Alaska Senator Murkowski said Friday she would not vote for a justice ahead of Inauguration Day // Alaska Public Media

A court fight for the ages // Axios

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republicans vow to vote on Trump pick // BBC News

Ginsburg dead at 87!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice // BBC News

Rank & Defense

Space Force says it will fly on a used Falcon 9 rocket for the first time // Ars Technica

Federal System

William Perry Pendley: Federal judge removes acting Bureau of Land Management director after finding he has served unlawfully for 424 days // CNN


Romney says Biden probe 'not legitimate role of government' // Yahoo News

Peace & War

End the Nobel Peace Prize — if Trump doesn't win it // The Hill

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI // Fox News

SCOTUS battle prompts threats, calls for arson: 'Burn Congress down' // Fox News

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Andrew Neil to leave the BBC 'with heavy heart' // BBC News

Judge rules Fox News' Tucker Carlson is not a credible source of news. // Slate

This is what headlines have come to?
Opinion | Tucker Carlson gives up // WA Post

Natural Disaster

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattles Southern California, but no major damage reported // Yahoo News

Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA // Yahoo News

Mid East

Iran chides US as world refuses to reimpose sanctions // Aljazeera

Last Week

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 should not be held in China, human rights groups say in letter to IOC // CNN

China Grabs Influence Over International Bodies // YouTube @ China Uncensored

US companies defy Trump's demands to leave China // Financial Times

SMIC shares plunge 23% on fears the US could sanction China's chipmaker // CNN

Another Chinese rocket falls near a school, creating toxic orange cloud // Ars Technica

Disney's 'Mulan' catches backlash for filming in China's Xinjiang Province amid human rights issues // Fox News


Taiwan claims 'severe provocation' after China military drills // Financial Times

In order to truly become Asia's most liberal society, Taiwan needs to open up to foreigners // HKFP

Taiwan says China's bullying of Czech politicians, firms creates antipathy // Taiwan News

China military show of force near Taiwan has experts asking if island could be the 'next Hong Kong' // Fox News

Prague mayor shares study abroad experience in Taiwan // Taiwan News

Eyeing China, Taiwan urges alliance against 'aggressive actions' // Yahoo News

Czech President Milos Zeman slams Taiwan visit as 'boyish provocation' as he seeks to calm China's anger // SCMP



Indian Army Has Occupied 'Critical Heights' Including Finger 4 Overlooking PLA Positions - Reports // EurAsian Times

Military Faceoff

US Navy Announces 'Major Breakthrough' To Confront Beijing In The South China Sea // EurAsian Times


Top Senate Republicans pressing for investigation on Mueller team phones being 'wiped' // CNN


Exclusive: Data shows that half of 2019 donations to ActBlue came from untraceable 'unemployed' donors // Fox News

Susan Sarandon receives backlash after voicing support against Joe Biden vote // Fox News

'Biden is favored to win the election'
2020 Election Forecast // FiveThirtyEight


The Supreme Court could deal a severe blow to abortion rights this week // Vox

Activism, Unrest & Protests

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day // Daily Beast

Radical Extremism & Terrorism

LA deputies shot: 2 police officers 'fighting for their lives' after Compton ambush shooting; Manhunt underway for suspect // ABC7 Los Angeles

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

War is 'last resort', US Army chief says following Donald Trump's comments // SCMP

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

The drop in oil prices is ominous // Forexlive

Science, Weather & Health

Hurricane warnings in effect for parts of Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Sally gathers strength // Accuweather

'Fire tornado' hit Huntington Lake in California Creek Fire // Fresno Bee

As dangers rise, many fear their California Dream is fading // Houston Chronicle

Scientist Who Denies Climate Change Hired At NOAA By Trump Administration // NPR

It's time to start watching Mars // EarthSky

Mid East

Egypt: Two missing ancient cities tipped for discovery as scans bring major breakthrough // Express