August 5, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Macdonald

  1. Protesters in Hong Kong are trying to bring the city to a standstill with a general strike.
  2. The U.S. and South Korean militaries started joint drills on Monday in South Korea on the assumption of emergencies on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. The South Korean media report the country’s Fair Trade Commission has ordered four Japanese companies to pay penalty surcharges for collusion.