August 20, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  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.