MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 14, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 14, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 14, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. gave warnings to the U.S. companies operating in Hong Kong of risks that derived from the Chinese government’s access to data on foreign companies. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The U.S. and UK denounced the detention of Venezuelan opposition politician as he is facing charges of terrorism and treason following his arrest on Monday. Source: Reuters
  3. The EU Finance Ministers gave green light to the bloc’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan to dozens of nations such as Italy and Spain as the top beneficiaries of the overall funding. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Russia warned the U.S. over their troop redeployment in countries neighbouring Afghanistan as the U.S. said their troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is almost done. Source: CNA
  2. Four Iranian nationals were charged in the U.S. for the alleged kidnapping of a U.S.-based journalist who wrote articles about Iranian government’s human rights abuses. Source: Radio Free Europe
  3. Germany inaugurated a separate military space command in response to the growing importance of the state’s function that relies on space-support data. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. New Zealand’s Prime Minister said the special meeting of APEC will discuss the global economic impacts of COVID-19 and the latest situation reports from the WHO. Source: Reuters
  2. Japan warned that Taiwan’s ongoing tension could pose regional security risks, stressing the concerns of China and its growing military assertiveness in the region. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. Thailand defended their stance of mixing two different COVID-19 vaccines to boost efficiency despite the WHO’s warning that it posed danger with no supported evidence. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia re-emphasized the significance of multilateralism in maintaining peace and attaining sustainable development in response to the global challenges. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The MFAIC announced that the 13th ASEM Summit will be held virtually in late November 2021 due to the surge of COVID-19 and the travel restrictions in many countries. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Japanese government will provide one million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Cambodia in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, citing that the shipment is under the COVAX facility. Source: AKP