1. The Bank of Japan’s latest Tankan survey is painting a dire picture of an economy shattered by the coronavirus outbreak. Among large manufacturers, confidence is the lowest level it has been in more than a decade.
  2. Hong Kong police have made the first arrest under the territory’s new national security law. It comes less than 24 hours after the law came into effect and on the same day Hong Kong marks its handover to China from British rule.
  3. The enactment of China’s national security law for Hong Kong has drawn strong criticism from the United States and the European Union.


July 1, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline