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  • Thursday August 27th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 27, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 27, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 27, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. blacklisted 24 targeted Chinese enterprises, claiming that those companies were involved in the Chinese military activities in the disputed South China Sea. Source: CNA
  2. During his tour to the UEA, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Libyan conflict and Iranian influence in the region with his UAE counterpart. Source: Reuters
  3. Manila’s top diplomat called on the U.S. to uphold the Mutual Defense Treaty to help assert Washington’s influence in the SCS, following illegal provocations by China. Source: Radio Free Asia
WORLD
  1. President Macron of France has initiated a roadmap to Lebanese politicians, featuring the reforms on politics, finance needed to assist foreign aids flow into the country. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. CDC announced that they are softening down COVID-19 testing guidelines so that asymptomatic people will not be tested even if they had been in contact with patients. Source: CNN
  3. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reported that the country recorded 2,684 new cases, bringing the total infection to 615,701 cases. Source: Anadolu Agency
REGIONS
  1. Australia sought to introduce new legislation to veto the agreements the government reached with foreign powers to weaken China’s BRI influence in the country. Source: The Straits Times
  2. North Korea ordered troops and police to   shoot on-sight anyone who crossed into the North Korea-China border within one kilometer parameter. Source: Radio Free Asia
  3. Thailand’s authorities will issue notifications to powerful social media networks demanding them to block web links that are deemed to breach Thai law. Source: Xinhua Net
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia Border Affairs Committee will hand over the newly drawn up topographic maps between Cambodia and Vietnam to 35 state institutions for official use. Source: Khmer Times
  2. UNWTO has sent the letter to PM to appreciate the Kingdom’s responsible resumption of domestic tourism during the global pandemic of the COVID-19. Source: AKP
  3. The Foreign Affairs Department of Australia offered $57 million to Cambodia and SEA to help them improve access to safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Source: Khmer Times

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