East

West

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

China


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

Taiwan


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


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

India


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

Trump


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

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

Election

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

Law

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

Republicans


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


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

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

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


Last Week

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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