August 19, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Keith MacPharen and Ms. Sara Macdonald

  1. Anti-government protesters held a peaceful mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday. The organizers say about 1.7 million people took part.
  2. New government figures show Japan logged a trade deficit in July as exports to China fell amid the U.S.-China trade dispute.
  3. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Japan this month, amid a growing rift with the United States.