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  • Wednesday August 12th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 12, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 12, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 12, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The  new MoU on public health that was recently signed by the U.S. and Taiwan will enable Taiwan to shift its  medical supply lines  away from China. Source: Voice of America
  2. New Zealand’s plan to dissolve parliament for the upcoming general election has been postponed, following the current situation of  the coronavirus outbreak inside the country. Source: The Straits Times
  3. WHO is going to review the details of Russian COVID-19 vaccine trials registered under the name Sputnik V by Russian Federation’s national medicine. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The U.S. will order all importing products from Hong Kong to be labeled as ‘Made in China’ to indicate their origin, following the ending of Hong Kong’s special status with the U.S. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The U.K. government rolled out new election rules that will require all campaigners to specify the source and sponsor behind their content on the internet. Source: Bloomberg
  3. Joe Biden nominated Kamala Harris as his future vice-president, a strategic move amid social unrest over racial discrimination in the country. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon was freed on bail after being held in custody for over 40 hours while other critics of China were also targeted. Source: The Japan Times
  2. Indonesia entered the final step of regulatory approval of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine on a large-scale human testing involving around 1,620 patients. Source: CNA
  3. Japanese people responded heavily on Twitter and national TV regarding  the arrest of Agnes Chow, a pro-democracy activist who allegedly violated China’s new security law. Source: The Japan Times 
CAMBODIA
  1. The temporary suspension of flights from the Philippines will come into effect from August 13 as 13 Chinese nationals flew from Manila were tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia administered a financial budget of $1.16 billion in order to deal with the blow from a temporary suspension of EBA and the impacts from COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Fresh News
  3. The 80-megawatt hydropower dam in Pursat with the investment of $231 million from Korean firm is expected to serve as a major power grid from the Kingdom in 2023. Source: AKP

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