East

West

Trade & Tech

China Reconsiders Its Global Strategy for the Yuan // Bloomberg

Italy vetoes 5G deal between Fastweb and China's Huawei: sources // Yahoo News

U.S.-China tensions could split the internet — and data will play a key role // CNBC

China

India Captures Chinese Soldier on Disputed Border // YouTube @ China Uncensored

China failing to fill global leadership void left by US // Taiwan News

Analysis: China struggles to fill Trump's 'America First' leadership void // Yahoo News

US designates six more Chinese media firms as foreign missions | China // Guardian

China to Sweden: drop Huawei ban, or face fallout // Yahoo News

Trump or Biden will need support from allies to keep China in check, H.R. McMaster says // CNBC

Taiwan

Whether Trump or Biden wins, US-China relations look set to worsen // Guardian

PLA could send jets over Taiwan to defend sovereignty if US military jets fly over island // Global Times (China Govt)

If US stations troops in Taiwan, China may sever diplomatic ties: Scholar // Taiwan News

Air Force Confirms, Then Retracts Statement That One Of Its RC-135W Spy Planes Flew Over Taiwan // The Drive

China threatens retaliation after new U.S. arms sales to Taiwan // Yahoo News

South China Sea missile drills to blame for Taiwanese plane being turned back at Hong Kong, source says // SCMP

US approves $1.8bn weapons sale to Taiwan // BBC News

Export orders soar on smartphone, 5G demand: MOEA // Taipei Times

UPDATE 2-Taiwan says diplomat sent to hospital after China spat in Fiji // MSN News

Grow up
Taiwan official in hospital after alleged 'violent attack' by Chinese diplomats in Fiji // Guardian

Military Faceoff

The A-10 Warthog Is Preparing For Its Biggest Upgrade In Over A Decade // The Drive

After Stealth Jets, US Equips Its Herculean Navy With The 'Stealthiest Submarine Ever Built' // EurAsian Times

All Of The Navy's Arleigh Burke Destroyers Will Get Hypersonic Missiles Top Official Says // The Drive

Watch the Navy's beleaguered new stealth destroyer finally loose off a missile for the first time // Task & Purpose

Russianewsgategate

FBI in possession of Hunter Biden's purported laptop, sources say // Fox News

Trump

Trump has bank account in China, pursued hotel deals for a decade: Report // Fox News

Election

Second 2020 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden // YouTube @ C-SPAN

At final debate, Biden shows Trump what it means to be a politician // NBC News

Detroit News backs John James, Republican challenger to Democrat Gary Peters, in Michigan Senate race // Fox News

Presidential debate: Key takeaways from the Trump-Biden showdown // BBC News

Careful of those polls
2020 polls: Biden leads in Pennsylvania and tight race remains in Florida // CNN

DNI Ratcliffe, FBI say Iran, Russia attempting to interfere with 2020 election // Fox News

Biden faces backlash for saying 'America was an idea' that 'we've never lived up to' // Fox News

Biden backers have looming sense of deja vu // Fox News

Congress

'She represents the past': a Senate hug symbolizes California's Dianne Feinstein fatigue // Guardian

White House

Diversity and inclusion training suspended at State Department // The Hill

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh says he can no longer deny he's 'under a death sentence' // Fox News

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

Lawmakers hail DOJ antitrust lawsuit against Google as 'long overdue' // Fox News

Markets, Economy & GDP

'Black Swan' author Nassim Taleb cheered capitalism, championed entrepreneurs, and recommended adapting to the pandemic at the BI Global Trends Festival. Here are his 8 best quotes from the interview. // Markets Insider

That is power
Warren Buffett may have slashed his Wells Fargo stake because the bank ignored his advice and hired a Wall Street CEO // Markets Insider

You're Kidding

President Trump's Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password 'maga2020!' // TechCrunch


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China

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

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

Japan

India

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

Russianewsgategate

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

Election

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

Law

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