MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 25, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 25, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 25, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Lithuania said that they will adapt to the fragmented relations with China in exchange for close ties with Taiwan, urging the EU to prepare for economic coercion from Beijing. Source: Reuters
  2. Australia is considering not sending their delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympic, following the growing demands from the PMs for an official diplomatic boycott. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
  3. Biden Administration was reported to have been pressing the congressional democrats to lift the sanctions from the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from their annual defense bill. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The E3 Foreign Ministers stressed in a joint statement that Iran had acquired more than enough nuclear materials to develop one nuclear warhead after the extra enrichment. Source: TASS
  2. Ukrainian and Polish Presidents held phone calls to discuss the migration crisis and the situation of Nord Stream 2 pipeline and called for joint responses to tackle the issues. Source: Anadolu Agency
  3. Russian President and the EU Chief held talks to discuss the situation in Belarus and Ukraine and sought for joint efforts to de-escalate and stabilize the tensions. Source: CGTN
REGIONS
  1. China said it reserves the option of taking all necessary measures when confronted with foreign interference and the secessionist activities seeking Taiwan independence. Source: People’s Daily
  2. Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided to set up a task force to review Tokyo’s responses to a recent visit to the Dokdo islets by South Korea’s police. Source: KBS World Radio
  3. Myanmar has informed Cambodia, the host country for the ASEM13, that they will not attend the two-day summit as they could only send a non-political representative. Source: Bangkok Post
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen raised five important points for post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery and development in his opening speech to the 1st Asia-Europe Economic and Business Forum. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The government revenue reached USD 3 billion in the first three quarters of this year which accounts for 75 percent of the budget bill, according to MoEF’s statement. Source: AKP
  3. MLVT officially launched a National TVET E-learning platform as part of an effort to support distance and online learning and teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Phnom Penh Post