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  • Friday August 7th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 07, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump signed an executive order to ban the transactions with TikTok’s parent company, stressing the need to protect the U.S. national security, foreign policy and economy. Source: BBC
  2. Canada pledged to impose countermeasures that include  dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs in response to the U.S.’s tariff re-introduction on Canadian aluminium. Source: Sputnik
  3. Trump signed an executive order to increase the production of medicines and medical equipment, attempting to lower the price and protect the U.S. against the future pandemic. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Emmanuel Macron gave a short visit and consolation to victims of the Beirut explosion and pledged to support a transparent investigation and humanitarian assistance. Source: The New York Times
  2. Anti-government protestors clashed with Lebanese security forces at a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon, following the devastating blast on Tuesday. Source: BBC
  3. Trump intensified the attack on China for their handling of the coronavirus outbreak that has caused 700,000 deaths, during the visit of the Health Secretary in Taiwan. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. China’s Defence Minister and his U.S. counterpart warned each other via phone call about the escalating threats on Taiwan and the South China Sea. Source: SCMP
  2. The government of South Korea granted a donation of $10 million to North Korea through WFP so that thousands of young children and women have essential and nutritious food. Source: The Korea Times
  3. Lim Guang Eng, former Malaysia Finance Minister, is found to be involved with the corruption scheme related to the Penang undersea tunnel project. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Government of Cambodia has decided to put the Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian into temporary use to facilitate transport of goods from Thailand  and enhance trade activities. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia has started listing the priority and potential agriculture products to discuss and check the requirements with China as the FTA will be implemented next year. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. Minister of Interior, Sar  Kheng vowed to work against human trafficking after the U.S. listed Cambodia on the Tier 2 Watch List of the Trafficking in Persons report. Source: Khmer Times

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