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  • Friday March 27th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 27, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 27, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 27, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. G20 leaders held an online talk and pledged for the “united front” to fight against the coronavirus outbreak and to save the world from economic recession.

Source: CNA

(https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/world-powers-vow-united-front-on-coronavirus-as-death-toll-12580958

  1. The US has more than 83,500 patients who test positive in the country. The cases started in China so far around 81,782 cases and Italy 80,589 cases.

Source: BBC

(https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52056586)

WORLD
  1. The President of the European Council reiterated in a video conference that the EU prioritizes the flow of goods and research for a vaccine against the COVID-19.

Source: Reuters

(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-michel/eu-prioritizing-free-goods-flow-vaccine-search-eu-council-head-idUSKBN21D3QC

  1. The US federal authorities charge a case of drug trafficking and narco terrorism to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and his top member. 

Source: New York Post

(https://nypost.com/2020/03/26/us-charges-venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro-with-drug-trafficking-terrorism/

  1. The Trump administration agreed on the new measure to reduce the supply of chips to Huawei Technologies as both sides’ partnership grew more strained. 

Source: The Straits Times

(https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/us-prepares-crackdown-on-huaweis-global-chip-supply-sources?cx_testId=20&cx_testVariant=cx_4&cx_artPos=4#cxrecs_s

 

REGIONS
  1. The US signed the TAIPEI act, the bill that expresses the US’s support for Taiwan to enhance and strengthen their diplomatic relations with countries around the world.  

Source: South China Morning Post

(https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3077192/donald-trump-signs-taipei-act-support-taiwans-international

  1. China will restrain its international departure and entry that caused the spread of Coronavirus as the country has raised concerns over the number of imported cases. 

Source: CNA

(https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-to-bar-entry-to-most-foreigners-due-to-coronavirus-12580616

  1. HK police arrested an opposition politician for allegedly exposing the identity of an officer who fired a baton that blinded a journal, and claimed that the action was sedition. 

Source: The Straits Times

(https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-politician-arrested-for-sedition-over-facebook-post?cx_testId=20&cx_testVariant=cx_5&cx_artPos=3#cxrecs_s

  1. Singapore unveiled a financial plan that is worth around S$48  billion to deal with the deep economic recession from COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: South China Morning Post

(https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3077083/singapore-unveils-us337-billion-stimulus-fight

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Cambodian People Party released a press release to enhance the global partnership calling for joint international commitment and solidarity to cope with the  pandemic. 

Source: Fresh News (http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/en/localnews/17523-2020-03-26-13-54-32.html

  1. 15 passengers from Sihanoukville to Nanchang were suspected to be contracted with COVID-19, which led to the suspension of all international flights to Jiangxi province.

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706402/15-on-board-jc-airlines-flight-from-sihanoukville-to-nanchang-being-tested-for-covid-19/

  1. The Municipal administration has decided to suspend the public transportation in the city, including busses and boats services due to the outbreak until the situation gets better.  

Source: AKP (https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/28683

  1. The NA has approved drafted laws on the construction of two coal-fired power plants worth $1.665 million that will provide 100% of the electricity in Cambodia by 2025. 

Source: The Phnom Penh Post (https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-approves-two-coal-fired-power-plants

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