East

West

Indo-Pacific

Philippines to restart oil and gas exploration in South China Sea // Financial Times

China tells Indian media not to call Taiwan a country, Taiwan says 'get lost' // Yahoo News

Pompeo Rails Against China At 'Quad' Meeting With Foreign Ministers In Tokyo // NPR

Cambodia confirms US-funded defence facility has been razed // Yahoo News

Trade & Tech

U.S.-China tensions could split the internet — and data will play a key role // CNBC

Huawei Besieged on New European Front After U.S. Targets Cloud // Bloomberg

NVIDIA will shift over to TSMC for new 7nm Ampere GPUs in 2021 // TweakTown

SMIC achieves breakthrough in '7nm process' // cnTechPost (China)

China's semiconductor quest is likely to fail, leaving rapprochement with US the only way out // SCMP

TSMC reportedly obtains license to ship to Huawei - there's a catch - // GizChina (China)

Huawei CFO Dealt Fresh Setback in Fight Against Extradition // Bloomberg

Huawei: MPs claim 'clear evidence of collusion' with Chinese Communist Party // BBC News

Six of China's largest semiconductor projects now halted // Taiwan News

China technology companies face geopolitical, coronavirus changes // CNBC

SMIC Says U.S. Is Placing Export Restrictions on Suppliers // Bloomberg

China

China warns U.S. it may detain Americans over prosecutions: WSJ // MSN News

China angered as U.S. names human rights envoy for Tibet // Taiwan News

Chinese detention 'leaving thousands of Uighur children without parents' // Guardian

For WWIII
China sees Germany, Europe as entryway to continue march for global supremacy, report says // Fox News

'Warn US To Stop...': China After Warship Sails Through Taiwan Strait // New Delhi TV

What the reaction to Chinese President Xi Jinping coughing during a speech says about East Asia right now // CNN

China insists Genghis Khan exhibit not use words 'Genghis Khan' // Guardian

Xi Jinping tells Chinese marines to focus on 'preparing to go to war' // Business Insider

China censored Pence's comments on China. Signal returned when Harris began talking again. // Twitter @nvanderklippe

China-US relations: PLA slams 'provocative action' as US warship sails through South China Sea // SCMP

Censored!
Why did China censor Pence during the VP debate? // YouTube @ Fox Business

Pew survey on negative sentiment toward China, Xi Jinping, coronavirus // CNBC

US warns China against Taiwan attack, stresses US 'ambiguity' // Aljazeera

More anti-China sentiment
Stolen Mao Zedong calligraphy said to be worth billions torn in half by unwitting Hong Kong buyer // SCMP

Negative views of China and Xi Jinping at record levels: international survey // SCMP

Negative views of China soar in western countries, poll finds // Guardian

Taiwan

UPDATE 2-Taiwan says diplomat sent to hospital after China spat in Fiji // MSN News

Grow up
Taiwan official in hospital after alleged 'violent attack' by Chinese diplomats in Fiji // Guardian

US official says amphibious assault of Taiwan difficult for China // Taiwan News

Taiwan rapper: 大支/Dwagie【霸凌王/Tryna Bully】 // YouTube @ 人人有功練

But no changes to laws preventing much good work
Foreigners can apply for work permits in Taiwan via new website // Taiwan News

US has altered its Taiwan arms sales policy: Military analyst // Taiwan News

Tussle over Taiwanese group raises fears over Chinese infiltration // Financial Times

Taiwan claims entrapment after China shows spy 'confession' // Yahoo News

White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan: sources // Yahoo News

China's Insistence That Taiwan Isn't a Country Starts Backfiring // Bloomberg

Taiwan's president calls for less tension with China in annual address // Guardian

What Taiwan needs to defend itself from a Chinese invasion // Business Insider

US warplane appears to 'draw' median line between Taiwan and China // Taiwan News

White House has more coronavirus cases than Taiwan, New Zealand, and Vietnam // Taiwan News

With China's jets repeatedly buzzing Taiwan, here's what could happen if Beijing attacked the island, East Asia News & Top Stories // Straits Times

China Threatens War Over New Taiwan Independence Proposal: State Media // US News

The more trouble Taiwan creates, the sooner the mainland will teach them a lesson // Global Times (China Govt)

Taiwan says military under pressure from China as missions mount // Deccan Chronicle

Hong Kong

Taiwan and HK apparently in this together
Taipei restaurant supporting Hong Kong protesters trashed // HKFP

Photo of the Day: 'Save 12' signs for HK activists seen in Taipei // Taiwan News

Assistants to former Hong Kong lawmakers among nine arrested on suspicion of helping fugitives flee to Taiwan // SCMP

Korean Peninsula

North Korea's Kim Jong Un sheds tears in emotional apology speech // Fox News

North Korea Workers' Party anniversary: Kim Jong Un faces his most daunting challenges to date // CNN

Military Faceoff

Army's 1,000 Mile Cannon: Strategic Long Range Cannon Details // Popular Mechanics

How China's aircraft carriers compare with US Navy flattops // Business Insider

The Air Force is experimenting with a brand new way to put warheads on foreheads // Task & Purpose

Russianewsgategate

After Trump criticism, Pompeo says he will release Clinton emails // CNN

US attorney tapped by Barr to review process of 'unmasking' resigns from DOJ // Fox News

Trump

Pompeo defends Trump push to release Hillary Clinton emails weeks before election // ABC News America

Top general did not give his consent to be used in Trump political ad // Politico

Justice Department sues Melania Trump tell-all book author // CNBC

White House physician says Trump no longer considered transmission risk // CNBC

Bob Dole claims no Republicans on debate commission support Trump // The Hill

Election

'Shy Trump voter' explained
Your Host Breaks Down Early Voting Numbers and Tightening Polls // Rush

My Theory on Biden's Town Hall Ratings Win // Rush

On the defensive
Biden lashes out at CBS reporter when asked about NY Post report: 'I have no response, another smear campaign' // Fox News

REAL October surprise:
Hunter Biden email story: Computer repair store owner describes handing over laptop to FBI // Fox News

Glenn Beck VIDEO: Election Hijacking // Facebook

Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris // YouTube @ C-SPAN

Biden says voters don't deserve to know his stance on packing Supreme Court // Fox News

South Carolina Senate debate scrapped after Harrison calls for Graham to get COVID-19 test // The Hill

U.S.-China relations will 'reset' if Biden wins election: Max Baucus // CNBC

Analysis: Hits and misses from the vice presidential debate // CNN

Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president: 'The change we need most' // Yahoo News

Biden receives a nationally televised, hourlong infomercial // Politico

Opinion: Kamala Harris faces unique challenges in the VP debate // CNN

Rudy Giuliani's cough kept interrupting him while he tried to attack Biden on Fox News // Yahoo News

US election: Joe Biden unlikely to give Boris Johnson 'warm, welcoming embrace' says former ambassador // Independent

New Senate map shows Republicans are increasingly vulnerable // NBC News

Law

Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing: Live updates // CNN

Photos: Inside Amy Coney Barrett's White House reception // CNN

Congress

'She represents the past': a Senate hug symbolizes California's Dianne Feinstein fatigue // Guardian

White House

2 more White House residence staff tested positive for the coronavirus // NBC News

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for coronavirus // CNBC

Stephen Miller: Top White House aide tests positive for Covid-19 // CNN

Rank & Defense

US Marine Corps assistant commandant tests positive for Covid-19 // CNN

Top military leaders quarantining after Coast Guard admiral tests positive // CBS News

All but one of military's Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after admiral tests positive // NBC News

Washington as Usual

State & Local

FBI busts militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer // BBC News

Condescending, no 'thank you' for FBI who discovered it
Gov. Whitmer issues scathing rebuke to Trump // CNN

FBI uncovers plot to kidnap Michigan governor: Live updates // CNN

Democrats

Democrats unveil bill creating panel to gauge president's 'capacity' // The Hill

Republicans

Stretch: It was worse in his first election
Republicans are finally ready to diss Don // Politico

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Senate committee investigating Hunter Biden hard drive, email // NY Post

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh says he can no longer deny he's 'under a death sentence' // Fox News

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby // Space.com

House antitrust committee: Facebook 'monopoly' buys, kills competitors // CNBC

Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House's antitrust report // TechCrunch

Markets, Economy & GDP

That is power
Warren Buffett may have slashed his Wells Fargo stake because the bank ignored his advice and hired a Wall Street CEO // Markets Insider

Education & Placement

The battle over what US children learn about American history // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

Trump announces CVS, Walgreens free coronavirus vaccines deal to help seniors // Fox Business

Chris Christie remains hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey // NY Post

You're Kidding

Flashback to Darwin Awards
Taiwan's China Airlines encounters man flying with jet pack in Los Angeles skies // Taiwan News

Europe

Sweden to increase military spending by 40% as tension with Russia grows // Guardian

NATO Focus

Russian space corporation unveils planned 'Amur' rocket—and it looks familiar // Ars Technica


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