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  • Thursday July 23rd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 23, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China’s consulate in Houston is arruptedly closed down by the US Department of State, on the ground of spying and stealing American intellectual property. Source: Reuters
  2. The UK government unveiled a  special  visa policy for Hong Kongers who hold BNO  passports, allowing almost 3 millions Hong Kong’s residents a pass to citizenship. Source: BBC
  3. U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo urged India to reduce their dependency and move the supply chains from Chinese enterprises in the field of tele-com, medical and more. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Russia and Turkey reached an agreement on a ceasefire of war-ravaged Libya, but Turkey demanded the withdrawal of eastern leader, using illegitimacy as the ground for the claim. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told British MPs that China had bought the head of WHO, while the WHO denied the allegations as unfounded. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. 45 civilians and Taliban fighters were killed in  air strikes by the security forces in Herat eastern province of Afghanistan, following the Taliban’s major assaults in the province. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. The Philippines Foreign Secretary rejected the intention to press its South China Sea dispute with China to the UNGA again, as  they claimed they had won it in 2016. Source: SCMP
  2. International firms began to abandon Hong Kong, formerly viewed as the country that settled disputes through arbitration, and shifted their direction to Singapore instead. Source: Bloomberg
  3. Singapore Tourism Board and other agencies have initiated a $45 million tourism campaign in collaboration with domestic communities to offer the local tours for local civilians. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA

  1. OCM gave greenlight to MoEYS to reopen 20 high-safety standard schools in Phnom Penh, Battambang, and Siem Reap amid the pandemic of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  2. PM Hun Sen has agreed to excuse the $3,000 deposit and $50,000 insurance policy for business-linked travelers, upon their arrival to Cambodia. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Over 60 environmental groups signed the petition urging the government to close down the timber operation that involved illegal logging activities at Prey Lang protected area. Source: Cambodianess

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