MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 23, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S., UK, EU and Canada have jointly agreed to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang region. Source: Reuters
  2. China imposed retaliatory sanctions on the EU’s individuals and political figures for their interference in China’s abuse case on the Uyghur minority. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. The UN urged for human rights protection on civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and condemned sexual violence and held the perpetrators accountable of their crimes. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister declared a peace treaty to end Yemen War that included a proposal for UN’s ceasefire across Yemen, easing blockade and resuming political talks. Source: Sputnik
  2. The Biden Administration is considering the initiation of two financial bills worth $3 trillion in total to improve U.S. infrastructure to enable more employment in the nation. Source: CNA
  3. French right wing party’s leader said that the nation should use the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines without the approval from the EU to contain the pandemic. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed that China is willing to work with DPRK and other related parties to preserve peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Thailand began the human trials of their domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines and is expected to roll out next year, giving the country more choices for their vaccines. Source: CNA
  3. Japan will impose a new reduction goal to reduce gas emission by 26% by 2030 as an effort to achieve the net zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050. Source: Nikkei Asian Review
CAMBODIA
  1. 1.5 million doses of Sinovac’s vaccines are expected to arrive from China to Cambodia on Friday, which will replenish the stock of vaccines to slow down the infection rate. Source: Khmer Times
  2. CDC has approved a 20-MW solar power plant project in Svay Rieng worth USD17.6 million with expectation to generate 150 jobs for the local people. Source: AKP
  3. RGC has included the budget worth USD8 million for Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben holidays to provide bonuses to 500,000 civil servants and armed forces. Source: The Phnom Penh Post