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US-Asia Tension Rises Due to Trump’s Absence at East Asia Summit

On Nov. 2, 18 leaders from ten south Asian countries met for the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bangkok to discuss key topics concerning the economy, politics, and security. During this time, Washington issued a statement scaling back US representation in EAS and ASEAN meetings; President Trump’s absence from EAS this year is deepening concerns over trade and protectionist sentiments.

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In China, NBA Continued Games in ‘Silence’ Following Daryl Morey’s Pro-Hong Kong Tweet

The series of events induced by one tweet by Daryl Morey, general manager of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Houston Rockets, have since escalated into an international incident. The Chinese government observes rising patriotic sentiment while the NBA continues to receive nationwide criticism.

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Hong Kong Police Shoot 18-Year-Old Protester

On October 1, an 18-year-old protester was shot by Hong Kong police, marking one of the most violent days in the four months of protest. On the same day, the People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70 year anniversary in Beijing, with thousands of people attending the parade showcasing military power and social and cultural advancements.

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