Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender

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Banned candidates. Arrested lawmakers. Cancelled elections. What remains of democracy in Hong Kong? Source

Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden

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Its economy battered by COVID-19, the nation’s sovereign reserves have fallen to less than $1 billion, putting it on the brink of default. Source

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints,...

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“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration...

China Secretly Built A Vast New Infrastructure To Imprison Muslims

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China rounded up so many Muslims in Xinjiang that there wasn’t enough space to hold them. Then the government started building. Source

SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, plunges 23% after U.S. says it could...

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SMIC relies on American chipmaking equipment. If it were to be added to the Entity List, that could make it more difficult for the...

Belarus, Hong Kong Protests, U.K. Coronavirus: Your Monday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know. Source