1. Leaders of the Group of Seven countries are unlikely to issue a communique after their meeting in France over the weekend, as they remain divided over key issues.
  2. China has reacted sharply to a U.S. plan to sell F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.
  3. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has urged China to respect Hong Kong’s laws as mass protests continue in the Chinese territory.
August 20, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai