East

West

Great Pacific

Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers // Yahoo News

Nikki Haley says 'Chinese takeover of HK' would 'endanger Taiwan' // Taiwan News

Trade & Tech

South Korea is the pivot in the Huawei wars // Asia Times

Huawei's Nightmare Week Is About To Get Much Worse // Forbes

Taiwan

Them sound like fightin words
Chinese general says Beijing will 'resolutely smash' any separatist moves by Taiwan // SCMP

Taiwan Wants Land-Based Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles To Counter Growing Chinese Naval Power // The Drive

War drums...
Defense minister says Taiwan prepared for China attack // Taiwan News

Boost Ties with Taiwan: China can't dictate terms for everyone in Asia // Times of India

Hong Kongers in Taiwan worried over possible law suspension // Focus Taiwan

Hong Kong

What could losing US 'special status' mean for Hong Kong? // indiatoday.in

Broken treaty:
China's public security ministry vows to 'fully guide' Hong Kong's embattled police force in safeguarding stability and restoring order // SCMP

Hong Kong national security law: US gets little backing with hard line on China, as other countries steer clear of threats // SCMP

2,878 : 1 in CCP approve!
Chinese parliament approves controversial Hong Kong security law // Guardian

Chinese version, CCP vote on HK security law...
2878票贊成、1票反對、6票棄權:中國人大通過「港版國安法」!// 風傳媒 // Storm Media

Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, US determines, as Mike Pompeo makes certification that may mean sanctions // SCMP

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds and fire pepper pellets amid fresh unrest // BBC News

Hong Kong protests: police arrest 180 people as Legislative Council begins debate on national anthem law // SCMP

China threatens US with counter measures if punished for Hong Kong law // SCMP

Hong Kong mobilizing again to counter CCP encroachment // Taiwan News

Trump

"...I don't mean that in a physical sense"
Trump retweets video declaring 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat' // The Week

Support will increase...
Twitter labels Trump's false claims with warning for first time // Guardian

Congress

REPUBLICANS SUE PELOSI Over Ghost Voting Resolution // YouTube @ FOX 10 Phoenix

State & Local

Here it comes...
Whitmer: Michigan needs support, flexibility from federal government to avoid cuts to education, other services // Crain's Detroit Business

As Covid-19 cases rise in 17 states, Americans still divided on whether masks should be mandated // CNN

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Watch live: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus update // CBS News

Chris Cuomo's ratings plummet as Americans tire of brothers' schtick // Fox News

Security & Public Safety

Racism is not getting worse, it's getting filmed. - Will Smith @ snoopdogg // Instagram

Police brutality in America is on full display right now. From coast to coast. @ Shaun King // Instagram

"I hope these cops are dealt with good and hard. I’ve seen the video like everybody else, and it makes me so mad I can’t see straight."
There's No Justification for George Floyd's Blue State Death // Rush

Both had a history...
What we know about Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao, two officers caught on tape in death of George Floyd // StarTribune.com

Minneapolis Mayor says George Floyd would still be alive if he were white // Daily Mail

'We Must Restore Peace': Minneapolis Burns During 2nd Night Of Protests Over George Floyd's Death // CBS Minnesota

Looting, fires rock Minneapolis after man dies in custody // AP

George Floyd: Family says four officers involved in his death should be charged with murder // CNN

Family demands justice for George Floyd as hundreds protest in Minneapolis // YouTube @ CBS This Morning

Hundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd // Guardian

Minneapolis: Hundreds protest in streets after George Floyd died following police encounter // CNN

The Minneapolis Police murdered this brother. ⁣ ⁣ This man, who, like Eric Garner, yelled out over and over and over again that HE COULD NOT BREATHE… @ Shaun King // Instagram


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Trade & Tech

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou could be set free next week by extradition ruling // SCMP

U.S. regulators open door to possible tightening of Huawei chip curb // Yahoo News

US semiconductor giant shuts China factory hailed as 'a miracle', in blow to Beijing's chip plans // SCMP

Huawei Loses Millions Of Users As Serious New Threat From China Gets Real // Forbes

China

Part Deux... blaming Russia...
Coronavirus: 2nd Wave Hits China // YouTube @ China Uncensored

Wuhan lab admits to having three live strains of bat coronavirus on site // DNyuz

China has new US$1.4 trillion plan to seize the world's tech crown from the US // SCMP

As Trump threatens to pull funding from World Health Organization, China pledges billions // YouTube @ CBS This Morning

This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory! @realdonaldtrump // Instagram

China's Xi Jinping to give opening speech at WHA // Taiwan News

Taiwan

Taiwan united in condemning HK law // Taipei Times

China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification' // Yahoo News

What Taiwan Told the WHO at the Start of the Virus Outbreak // TIME

Taiwan says it is 'disappointed and angry' being excluded from WHO meeting // CNBC

Construction of Chinese airport in close proximity to Taiwan's Kinmen outrages netizens // Taiwan News

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Independence May Not Survive the Pandemic // NY Magazine

Outrage in HK over security law // Taipei Times

What you need to know about the national security law for Hong Kong // SCMP

Two Sessions 2020: Beijing sets sights on Hong Kong legal system as part of national security move // SCMP

Why Chinese luxury shoppers won't return to Hong Kong soon – protests, prices and death of the city's 'experience' // SCMP

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffle as pro-Beijing politicians clear path for controversial national anthem bill // CNN

Korean Peninsula

North Korea state TV curiously scrubs Kim Jong Un emblem // NY Post

India

China-India border tension flares up in Galwan Valley, won't lead to another 'Doklam standoff': experts // Global Times (China Govt)

India building defence facilities in Galwan Valley region of Aksai Chin: Chinese media // Hindustan Times

And now India too...
Indian Troops Being Reinforced In Ladakh After Face-Off With China // New Delhi TV

Military Faceoff

F-35 stealth fighter jet crashes at Eglin Air Force Base // Fox News

Russianewsgategate

Andrew McCarthy: Unmasking Michael Flynn — here's what the FBI was really up to // DNyuz

Election

Trump advisers warn McSally is in trouble // Politico

Zelensky seeks probe over leaked audio of Biden linking US aid to Ukraine prosecutor's ouster // Fox News

Whitmer says she's not ready to welcome Trump, but he's coming to Michigan anyway // Yahoo News

Joe Biden's phone calls with former Ukraine president Poroshenko released // NY Post

Trump has a real shot of winning // CNN

Val Demings' stock rises on VP shortlist // Politico

State & Local

Morning Parking Ban to Crush Chicago Churchgoers: Entire Neighborhood Gets No Parking/Tow Warning // Wirepoints

Alderman: Mayor's Office Bans Parking On Ravenswood Streets Near Church That Plans To Hold Sunday Services // CBS Chicago

Undercover agents enforcing state health rules at restaurants, bars // MSN News

Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber // Yahoo News

Republicans

Long-suffering California GOP sees revival in rare House win // Yahoo News

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Just anti-Trump
Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and 'reconsider' US membership // CNN

CNN's Kaitlan Collins spars with Trump after video shows her removing mask in WH briefing room // Fox News

Security & Public Safety

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence // Fox News

Science, Weather & Health

A majority of coronavirus deaths in the US were in disproportionately black counties // The Verge

Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people // Guardian