Trade & Tech

China-US trade talks reportedly slow to a standstill over Huawei // CNBC

China wants trade deal with US despite hardline stance—Clete Willems // CNBC

Signs point to the trade war dragging on as China strikes hard-line tone // CNBC

'The credit doesn't go to the White House'...
China says Trump 'misleading' people linking trade deal, slowing economy // CNA

Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers // The Verge

U.S. Tech Firms Will Pull Manufacturing From China, Not Return to U.S. // Digital Trends


Hong Kong and Taiwan find solidarity against China // Quartz

China issues 17,000 smart watches to pupils to track movements // Yahoo News

Chinese state assets watchdog discusses ways to boost cooperation with US firms ahead of next round of trade talks // SCMP

Move over Trump: China's tweeting diplomats open fresh front in propaganda fight // Yahoo News

China Knows How to Buy Off Enemies // Bloomberg

Heart-wrenching documentary...
Xinjiang: China, where are my children? // YouTube @ BBC News

Shocking inside documentary...
Inside China's 'thought transformation' camps // YouTube @ BBC News

As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists // Bangkok Post

Beyond the Trade War, China's Economy Is Struggling to Stabilize // Bloomberg

China Q2 GDP: Beijing posts economic data amid trade war with US // CNBC


Steps toward law & order...
Taiwan finds 1,215 illegal hotels // Taiwan News

US House Foreign Affairs Committee honors Taiwan president // Taiwan News

Fmr NATO sec-general...
Hong Kong showed China is a threat to democracy. Now Europe must defend Taiwan // Guardian

Han wins KMT primary // Taipei Times

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies // CNN

Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu wins KMT ticket to challenge Tsai Ing-wen for Taiwan presidency // SCMP

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protester accused of biting off police officer's finger charged, as Demosisto activists remain in detention // HKFP

PHOTO: Hong Konger being attacked before report of 'police finger bitten off' // instagram.com

Hong Kong extradition bill protests: police warn organisers they may block Kowloon rally between Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan over unrest fears // SCMP

'Police finger bitten off'...
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns 'rioters' after latest violent clash // Japan Times

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam slams 'rioters' who attacked police in Sha Tin on Sunday and calls on all residents to defend rule of law // SCMP

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances // Taiwan News

Thousands back on Hong Kong streets to keep up pressure // Aljazeera

Hong Kong police chief condemns 'thug' protesters after extradition bill clashes in Sha Tin leave 22 people in hospital with 6 in critical or serious condition // SCMP

Korean Peninsula

Russians? Because he's 'not supposed' to have it...
How did Kim Jong Un get his Mercedes-Benzes? // CNN

'Rehearsal of war': North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if US-South exercises go ahead // Sydney Morning Herald


Michigan Swing Voters Blast Dems on Immigration: 'Focus on Americans' // Breitbart

Washington as Usual


Lindsey Graham promises his own 'deep dive' after DOJ inspector general report // WA Examiner


Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans // AP

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money // MarketWatch

Mnuchin: US has 'very serious concerns' that Facebook's Libra could be misused by terrorists // CNBC

To Break Google's Monopoly on Search, Make Its Index Public // Bloomberg

Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should probe Google // Axios

Peter Thiel: Google should be investigated by CIA, FBI over 'treasonous' China links // Fox Business

Trump hosts conservative social media personalities at White House // YouTube @ Fox News

Science, Weather, Health

Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to a new city where one MILLION people live // Daily Mail

Mid East

UK raises alarm after mother held by Iran is taken to mental ward // Yahoo News

US 'to deploy 500 troops to expanding Saudi Arabian air base' to front-up to Iran threat // The Sun

NATO Focus

US removing Turkey from F-35 program // Yahoo News

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Trade & Tech

Trump's Huawei Reprieve Is A National Security Debacle // Zero Hedge

Japan-South Korea Feud Heats Up Over Tokyo's North Korea Claims // Yahoo News

Japan, South Korea fail to mend dispute with frosty meeting // Yahoo News

S. Korea calls for intl probe over feud with Japan // RT

China's imports from U.S. plunge 31 percent in June amid tariff war // NBC News

Taiwan to surpass S. Korea as largest semiconductor making market in world // Taiwan News

U.S. Will Allow Trade With Huawei—If There's No Security Threat // Gizmodo

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp' // Forbes

Huawei staff and Chinese military have deep links, study claims // CNBC


Australian newspaper obtains full FINA doping panel report on Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang // SCMP

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China's Xinjiang policy // Yahoo News

Rubio Vows to Cut Off Aid to El Salvador Following China Policy Change // WA Free Beacon

Central America Caught in China-Taiwan Diplomatic Tussle // AS/COA

China hits out at Australia over 'concern' for Canadian drug smuggler sentenced to death // ABC News Australia

Canadian arrested in Yantai, China, Global Affairs confirms // CP24

Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs confirms // CBA

Koch Industries executive interrogated in China, report says // CNBC

Four Britons among foreigners arrested in China for drug offences // BBC News

Fed rate cut would ease pressure on China's PBOC, analysts say // CNBC

A Spy Case Exposes China's Power Play in Central Asia // WSJ

China's War Horse at the WTO Is Ready to Fight // Bloomberg

Takeover Trap: Why Imperialist China Is Invading Africa // Yahoo News

Trump says China not buying US agricultural products amid trade talks // CNBC

Integrity of China's Three Gorges Dam questioned despite officials dismissing it as safe // Fox News

'Let's Bomb Everything': Philippines President Duterte Urges U.S. To Declare War on China // Newsweek

US China trade war talks: Mnuchin, Lighthizer speak to Liu He // CNBC

World cannot shut China out, vice president says, in jab at U.S. // Yahoo News

Chinese V-P: World cannot shut out China, Latest World News // The New Paper


And now this...
Ex-President Ma launches harsh attack on Tsai ahead of KMT primary decision // Taiwan News

After Taiwan buys arms, China holds military drills on southeast coast // Yahoo News

China Holds Drills Near Taiwan, U.S. Warns of 'Threat' // MSN News

Tsai touts democracy, calls for support // Taipei Times

Shanghai police detain 12 investment experts: MAC // Taipei Times

Taiwan defends U.S. arms deal after China sanctions threat // NBC News

'Playing With Fire': China's Military Warns US Over Taiwan Arms Sales // Zero Hedge

Tsai meets with allies' envoys in NY amid scuffles // Taipei Times

22 countries demand end to China's oppression in Xinjiang // Taiwan News

Taiwan leader warns of threat to democracy before leaving for US // Aljazeera

Taiwan president leaves for US, warns of threat from 'overseas forces' // CNA

US authorized new arms sales to Taiwan. China isn't pleased. // Vox

The US just sold over $2 billion worth of arms to Taiwan — and Beijing isn't happy // Markets Insider

China demands US cancel proposed $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan // Aljazeera

Taiwan's Status is a Geopolitical Absurdity // The Atlantic

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protest ends in chaotic clashes between police and demonstrators // Guardian

Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands again turn out // BBC News

Hong Kong protests target Chinese traders // 9news.com.au

Hong Kong protesters march with mock coffin of city leader // Yahoo News

Two retired policemen among three people arrested over clashes sparked by 'Lennon Walls', Hong Kong's latest show of defiance against hated extradition bill // SCMP

In challenge to Beijing, Hong Kong activists attempt to take fight to mainland // CNA

Hong Kong: families are feuding as China extradition bill exposes generational fall in living standards // CNN

Hong Kong artist criticizes China at the UN // Asia Times

Hong Kong protesters plan Bank of China 'stress test' after latest clashes // CNA

Korean Peninsula

Kim Jong Un Is Now Officially Head of North Korea // Newsweek

North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely dangerous action' // Yahoo News


Technological Theft: China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Has American DNA // National Interest


'They forgot the people who got them there': Trump ramps up his criticism of Fox // Sydney Morning Herald

In losing legal battles over census, Trump may win political war // Yahoo News


Trump abandons fight to put citizenship question on census // CNBC

US census 2020: Trump retreats on citizenship question // BBC News

Trump orders agencies to hand over citizenship data to Commerce // CNN

Ted Cruz tells Trump administration to 'follow the damn law' on foreign arms sales // CNN

2020 census questionnaires go to printer without citizenship question - but government says it will continue to look for 'path forward' (UPDATED) // SCOTUSblog

Chief Justice Roberts' Supreme Court Long Game Is Feared And Loathed // NPR

American Patriotism

Decision to nix Pledge of Allegiance spurs 'USA!' chant at Minnesota city council meeting // Fox News

Washington as Usual


Trey Gowdy: DOJ inspector general interviewed 'seminal' witness in FISA abuse investigation // WA Examiner

Confusion hangs over Mueller testimony, as Dems plan marathon hearings // Fox News

Jason Chaffetz: Battle looming over FBI surveillance abuse – Will IG report become classification cover-up? // Fox News

Inspector General Reaches 'Breakthrough' With Key Witness In FISA Abuse Probe // Daily Wire

News Media & Journalism

The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It's the Murdoch Family That Owns and Controls the Network // static.theintercept.com

One day encapsulated everything that's wrong with Fox News // Vox


AOC sued over blocking Twitter users, following appeals court ruling on Trump // Fox News


Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag Outside ICE Facility In Aurora // CBS Denver

Video: Texas Reporter Watches 300 Migrants Cross Border in Six Hours // Breitbart

Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect On Homicide Rates // Zero Hedge

House Dems use Obama-era photos to promote 'kids in cages' hearing // Fox News

Big Government and Big Tech Are Partnering to Track Us Everywhere // Red State

ICE is ready to deport 1M illegals says top immigration official // YouTube @ Fox Business

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC // NY Post

FB: 205.29 0.42 (+0.205%) // CNBC

FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe // MSN News

France passes tax on tech giants despite US threats // BBC News

US 'concern' over French plan to tax tech giants // BBC News

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' // AP

Make America's deficits great again // The Hill

US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it // Markets Insider


Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89 // dallasnews.com

The Isles

Trump says he will 'no longer deal with' UK's ambassador to US // The Hill

Trump hits back at UK envoy who called White House 'inept' // Aljazeera

Mid East

Iran Threatens to Enrich Uranium to 20% Purity as Tensions Rise // Yahoo News

NATO Focus

Bad News: Russia Warns It Can and Will Detect Any F-35 in Its Airspace // National Interest