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Great Pacific

After USMCA Passes, Why Worry About A China Phase One Deal? // Forbes

Viz Hong Kong
Congress Hong Kong, Uighur bills ended Trump, China trade deal hopes // Business Insider

Trade & Tech

Huawei will bring Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones // CNET

China

Chinese library workers burn books seen as diverging from teachings of Xi Jinping // Independent

Hong Kong

Inside the Secret Network Helping Protesters Flee Hong Kong // YouTube @ The New York Times

Harshest opinion yet:
As the rats abandon Carrie Lam's ship, it's time to shoot an admiral to encourage the others // HKFP

Russianewsgategate

US Attorney Durham objects to IG findings on Russia probe origins in stunning statement // Fox News

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

For the first time in US history, a decade will pass without the country falling into a recession // Markets Insider

Chinese restaurant opened by white woman shuts down 8 months after controversy // NBC News

McDonald's black franchisees leave chain as disparity grows // CNBC


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Great Pacific

This will fuel anti-China sentiment...
Video shows Bloomberg saying China's 'Xi Jinping is not a dictator' // Taiwan News

Spreading...
Hong Kong Slogans Heard at Mainland Chinese Protest: Report // TIME

Trade & Tech

Huawei seeks to overturn FCC ban on the use of subsidy program // CNBC

China

China exports fall again as US trade war continues // BBC News

CNBCs Cramer says US can walk away from the table in China trade talks after jobs report // MarketWatch

Turn of the tide, whether in or out...
Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, takes bigger role in China trade talks // Yahoo News

Huawei under fire in China over employee detained for eight months // Guardian

For the record...
The US-China trade war won't get any worse in 2020: Goldman Sachs // CNBC

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement keeps up pressure with mass march // CNN

And "told" to sign "was voluntary"...
US business leaders in Hong Kong detained and denied entry to Macau // Guardian

Hong Kong police to take 'flexible' approach to protests // NY Post

Hong Kong Protest Momentum Faces Test With Weekend Rally, Strike // Bloomberg

Investors 'cautious' about Hong Kong markets in 2020 as questions remain over how protests, trade war will be resolved // SCMP

Officer sitting on arrested student's head was using minimum necessary force, say Hong Kong police // HKFP

And sanctiond human rights groups!
China says it banning US military visits to Hong Kong // CNN

Flagship airline...
Cathay Pacific Further Cuts Hong Kong Capacity Due To Unrest // simpleflying.com

Korean Peninsula

North Korea's UN ambassador says denuclearization is off the table in talks with US // CNN

North Korea: It's 'entirely up to the US what Christmas gift' it gets // CNBC

Westernizing his fashion...
Kim Jong-un steps out of grandfather's sartorial shadow with trench coat look // Guardian

Military Faceoff

In 1999, One Country Figured Out How to Kill U.S. Stealth Fighters // National Interest

Election

With Sen. Kamala Harris' exit, Democrats can't avoid a tough conversation about diversity // NBC News

Russianewsgategate

Can you figure out the point of this opinion piece?
Amid interviews and IG reports, fact remains: Strzok and Page did real damage // The Hill

Senate Republicans puncture House GOP dreams for impeachment trial // Politico

Nothingburger article, nothing new...
Trump impeachment inquiry: A grave charge and a momentous turn // CNN

Top Republican urges against speculation after early leaks on FISA report findings // Fox News

Death & Taxes

US vows 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese over digital tax // CNBC

NATO Focus

Intelligence agencies have tracked Iranian short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq, US official says // CNN