Trade & Tech

Is It Time to Forget about Huawei? // eetimes.com

One Week Left Before Nearly All 'Made In China' Is Tariffed // Forbes

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei lays out 'battle' strategy amid US pressure // CNBC

Trump To Suddenly Throw Lifeline To Huawei, Report Says, Saving Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Updated) // Forbes

White House sends more mixed signals on China's Huawei // Taiwan News

Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case' that trade war helps Samsung over Apple // The Verge


Qatar Withdraws Support for China Over Its Treatment of Muslims // Bloomberg

China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale // Yahoo News

'I am the Chosen One,' Trump proclaims as he defends China trade war // CNBC

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer // Yahoo News


AIT touts US-Taiwan security cooperation with visit to naval base // Taiwan News

Hong Kong

China admits detaining staffer at UK Consulate in Hong Kong // Taiwan News

Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protests // Yahoo News

A Generation With No Future Erupts in Hong Kong Protests // Bloomberg

Chinese artist arrested over T-shirt design referencing Tiananmen Square // Taiwan News

Hong Kong protest suddenly turns chaotic // NBC News

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam speaks about economic impact, Shenzhen // CNBC

China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong // AP

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets for largest rally in weeks // Yahoo News

Hong Kong Immigration to Taiwan Surges as Protests Grind On // Bloomberg

Guardian reporters called spies...
'They are fighting for nothing': the view on Hong Kong protests from Shenzhen // Guardian

Korean Peninsula

US bans North Korea visits for another year // NY Post


China Missiles Could Overwhelm U.S. Military in Asia in 'Hours', Says Think Tank // Bloomberg


What Sanders' political revolution looks like in real life // POLITICO


In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding // Seattle Times


Judicial Watch hits Sheldon Whitehouse with complaint over controversial Supreme Court brief // WA Examiner

Red-light cameras undermine rule of law // The Hill


Leading House Dem calls out Omar and Tlaib amid Trump attack for furthering anti-Semitism with 'vile' cartoon // Fox News


The road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces // The Hill

Lindsey Graham: Horowitz will offer Senate 'chilling testimony' on FISA abuse // WA Examiner

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

States to Move Forward With Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Firms // WSJ

Stocks are soaring on fresh hopes of a 'tidal wave' of government stimulus and an end to the US-China trade war // Markets Insider

Science, Weather, Health

Kansas county hit with 11 earthquakes in 5 days // KC Star


Why a US trade war with Europe would be more damaging than China // CNBC

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession // AP

NATO Focus

Pentagon tests missile previously banned under US-Russia arms treaty // Fox News

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Trade & Tech

U.S. ban on Huawei being largely ignored in S.E. Asia // Kyodo News+

Huawei employees reportedly helped African governments spy // NY Post

China Prepares Its 'Nuclear Option' In Trade War // OilPrice.com

Tech Suppliers Shift Away From China Despite Trump Tariff Delay // Bloomberg

Taiwan's Quanta plans to move part of its production from China // Taiwan News


How China is crushing the Uighurs // YouTube @ The Economist

China prepares its 'nuclear option' in trade war // RT

'Too much damage has been done': strategist on US-China trade war // Yahoo News

History is bound to repeat itself. Never forget Tiananmen Massacre. // Imgur

If China crushes Hong Kong, is Taiwan next? // The Hill


US lawmakers back Taiwan F-16 sale // Taipei Times

Trump Administration moves to submit Taiwan F-16V deal to Congress: Washington Post // Taiwan News

Taiwan mulls visa waiver for Vietnam, Indonesia // Taiwan News

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: what's at stake for China? // YouTube @ The Economist

Worried Hong Kong Residents Are Moving Money Out as Protests Escalate // WSJ

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe // BBC News

After Tumult, Hong Kong Gauges Support for Protests With Mass Rally // NY Times

He spends half his $1300 monthly salary on rent. This is why he's fighting for a fairer Hong Kong // CNN

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies // Taiwan News

The End of Hong Kong as We Know It // Yahoo News

Jackie Chan comments about Hong Kong protests spark backlash // NY Post

Global Times chief Hu Xijin: The man taking on Hong Kong from deep inside China's propaganda machine // CNN

Who's apologizing and why? An A-Z list of the foreign companies that are being condemned on Chinese social media for allegedly disregarding the one-China principle // Twitter @WhatsOnWeibo

Affecting Macau, West hopes for best...
WRAPUP 3-China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them // Yahoo News

Recalling Tiananmen Square, Bolton Warns China Against 'Missteps' in Hong Kong // CNSNews

Trump Suggests China's Xi Meet With Hong Kong Protesters // VOA

Are we on the brink of a new Tiananmen Square horror? // Daily Mail

Why Hong Kong universities are cancelling inauguration ceremonies and orientation camps this year // SCMP

Militarized escalation...
Satellite photos appear to show Chinese APCs near Hong Kong // Taiwan News

Hong Kong announces $2.4B economic stimulus, growth revision // TeleTrader

Hong Kong protests: Trump offers to meet with China's Xi to resolve crisis // CNN

Hong Kong protesters wave American flag, sing national anthem // The Week (India)

Hong Kong protest: Demonstrators clash with riot police and force cancellation of all flight departures today // CBS News

'Yes or no?': HK leader pressed by reporter // BBC News

Protests Put Hong Kong on Collision Course with China's Communist Party // NY Times

Cathay Pacific says workers who protest in Hong Kong will be suspended from mainland China flights // CNN

Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police fire tear gas into rail station // BBC News

Korean Peninsula

North Korea shuts down peace talks with South Korea // YouTube @ CBS News

North Korea threatens to freeze South Korea out of future talks // CNN


USS Gerald R Ford can recover all Navy planes except the F-35 // Business Insider


Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: 'Heal' or face restructuring // Fox News

White House

Trump's national security team purge is almost complete // CNN

Protests & Extremism

PRAGER: Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing To Society // Daily Wire

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest // AP

Washington as Usual


Graham: IG's report on Russia probe will be 'ugly and damning' for DOJ // Fox News

Sean Hannity: Sources say 'most explosive' part of DOJ review is about 'outsourcing of illegal intelligence-gathering' // WA Examiner

News Media & Journalism

'His father would smack him': Godfather star shames Chris Cuomo for Fredo rant // WA Examiner


The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail // AP

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

Trade war is raising the risk of US recession Goldman Sachs warns // MarketWatch


Institutional inaction...
New senate report confirms the FBI was one of Nassar's top enablers // Think Progress

Autopsy finds broken bones in Epstein's neck, deepening questions around his death // Laredo Morning Times

You're Kidding

'Arrogant' son pushes BMW given to him into river because he wanted a Jaguar // Fox News

The Isles

Boris Johnson to head to Paris and Berlin in bid to break Brexit deadlock // Guardian

Brexit: Hammond says PM's demands 'wreck' chance of new deal // BBC News


Trump encourages Israel to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib // Axios

Inside Israel's sensitive preparations for visit of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib // Axios

AIPAC breaks with Netanyahu over Omar-Tlaib decision // The Hill

Israel bars US congresswomen - with a nudge from Trump // AP