MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 21, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China announced fresh sanctions on 28 U.S. individuals in the Trump administration for what they called a serious violation of China’s sovereignty and crazy actions on China. Source: China.org.cn
  2. The Secretary of State’s nominee, Antony Blinken, released the incoming U.S. measure to pressure DPRK on their nuclear program while providing humanitarian assistance. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Germany proposed to the European Union to allow European governments to ban all UK residents from entering their countries and cut all passenger transport links with Britain. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The 46th U.S. President Joe Biden signed a string of executive orders that put an end to the Muslim ban to foster racial equity and return the U.S. back to the Paris Climate Accord. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. French President Macron released a statement saying that he will not apologize for France’s colonial past in Algeria, but will promote reconciliation through symbolic acts. Source: BBC
  3. 136 people in Sweden who got vaccinated with Pfizer and BioNTech reported that they had experienced side effects, and women are overrepresented among them. Source: China.org.cn
REGIONS
  1. Thai’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society will file a criminal lawsuit against opposition politician Thanathron on charge of defaming the country’s monarchy. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. Japan has reached a deal with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to purchase enough COVID-19 vaccines for 72 million people in 2021. Source: The Japan Times 
  3. ROK is in a talk to secure 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Novavax, and if the deal is reached, the supply will increase to 146 million doses for vaccination in February. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. India promised to provide aid and investment to Cambodia in the field of health, tourism, trade, the restoration project of Preah Vihear temple and more. Source: AKP 
  2. Prince Norodom Ranariddh will lead  Funcinpec again next month when he returns from medical treatment in France, after years of having his son as acting party president. Source: Khmer Times
  3. ABD suggested Cambodia to develop industry transformation maps in key sectors by investing in skills development for the affected laborers due to the impacts of Industry 4.0. Source: AKP