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Welcome to FBNC’s July 20 morning International news Here are today’s outstanding news China brings its navy drills closer to home to focus on core issue: Taiwan Military expert calls on Taiwan to bolster its drone defense capabilities Second China Spy Ship to Watch U.S.-Australia War Training: ABC US Fires Patriot Missile First Time in Australia During Drills S.Korea’s Moon scraps Tokyo trip over ‘unacceptable’ diplomat remarks Trump says Americans refuse to get vaccinated because they ‘don’t trust’ Biden and ‘fake news’ media Government loses ground, residents say as gangs take over territory in Venezuela’s capital The Chinese navy has made a distinct change in course in the last few years,ndoing fewer drills in distant waters to focus on one core issue: Taiwan. An assessment of Chinese naval drills in the past decade by the South ChinanMorning Post indicates that the navy’s attention shifted in 2017, the year state media reported that the military began exercises to conquer and control islands. Until then, the navy ventured for training into the South China Sea, the westernnPacific, the Soya Strait between Japan and Russia and even the Indian Ocean. While some drills were never reported, the data set shows that Taiwan was not anpriority until 2017, when attention turned to exercises designed to test thenforce’s ability to take islands. In late March that year, an assault landing group under the South Sea Fleetnexercised “assault landing and island control”. In August, the marine corps conducted an assault landing exercise in western Guangdong province,naccording to the navy’s official website and state news agency Xinhua. The number of military exercises has also noticeably increased, especially sincen2020 when China conducted 13 naval exercises throughout the year, involving the Shandong aircraft carrier, frigates, destroyers, amphibious vessels andnwarplanes. The trend is even clearer this year: China has conducted 20 naval exercises innthe first half of the year alone. Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst specialising in Chinese security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, said this trend showed that thenPLA Navy was focusing more on preparing for potential contingencies acrossnthe Taiwan Strait. Timothy Heath, a senior security expert at the Rand Corporation, said China hadnbeen increasing its naval and air activity around Taiwan as well as past the “first island chain”. The chain stretches from Japan to Taiwan and the Philippines. “The increase in training activity near Taiwan is driven in part by a desire tonintimidate Taiwan but also to improve the PLA Navy’s ability to carry outnTaiwan-related combat missions,” The Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) on Fridayn(July 16) published a paper recommending that Taiwan consider Western- developed drone defense systems, as drones have become an increasinglynprevalent technology in modern warfare. The report, written by INDSR assistant researcher Hsu Chih-hsiang ( 許 許 許 ) and titled “The development of remotely- controlled weapons stations (RWS) to be integrated into anti-drone capabilities is worthy of Taiwan’s attention,” called on Taiwan to note the different approaches Western countries have taken to bolster their drone defense capabilities. Hsu listed prominent drone defense solutions such as France’s M151 ProtectornRWS and Milad mobile anti-drone system, Germany’s installation of a Heckler & Koch automatic grenade launcher on a GTK Boxer armored fighting vehiclencombined with a Spexer 2000 3D radar, and Russia’s addition of an Arbalet- DM RWS to a GAZ Tigr infantry mobility vehicle. The researcher said that soft kill systems, including drone jamming guns, arenuseful during both peace and wartime, especially in densely populated areas. He added that Taiwan should consider integrating RWS into its drone defensencapabilities as it reviews its UAV countermeasure needs. A second Chinese spy vessel is on track to enter waters off Australia’s northeastncoast, adding to Beijing’s surveillance presence in the area as joint military exercises between Australia and the U.S. kicked off last week, the AustraliannBroadcasting Corp. reported. Approaching Australia through the Solomon Sea around Papua New Guinea,nthe vessel joins a larger Chinese auxiliary general intelligence ship that was earlier spotted heading toward the country through the Torres Strait and is beingnmonitored by Australia’s defense force, it said. The vessels are expected to monitor the Talisman Sabre exercises, a routinenmilitary collaboration training between the U.S. and Australia which take placenevery two years. The move comes amid escalating geopolitical tensions between Canberra andnBeijing, which were exacerbated when Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent investigation into the origin of the coronavirus last year — a move he repeated just last week. Since Morrison’s original petition, Beijing has implemented a range of tradenreprisals against Australian goods including coal, wine and barley — measures that have been described by President Joe Biden’s administration as “economicncoercion.” “We have rules, and we want everyone to adhere to those rules when it comes tonfreedom of navigation,” Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said Sunday on Sky News Television when asked about the Chinese sea presence. The United States fired its Patriot missile in Australia for the first time as part ofnthe Talisman Sabre 21 exercise (TS 21), the US Army said in a press release. US soldiers based in Japan and Guam successfully used Patriot missiles tontarget drones on 16 July. The exercise itself will run until 31 July. This year, Australia and the US are joined by Canada, Japan, New Zealand, thenUnited Kingdom and South Korea. In all, the drills will have 17,000 participants. Meanwhile, France, Germany, India, and Indonesia were invited as observers. Talisman Sabre drills take place biannually. Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Regionn(HKSAR), on Saturday slammed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement on the National Security Law, saying it contained sweeping andntotally unsubstantiated remarks which represented blatant interventions intonChina’s internal affairs. She said in a statement that Blinken’s remarks represented utter trampling on thenrule of law and once again and the double standards of the U.S. administration, adding that the HKSAR government cannot allow such misguided remarks tongo unchallenged. The HKSAR government has seen numerous decisions and actions under thenU.S. jurisdiction affecting other countries, businesses and individuals justified on the grounds of safeguarding the national security of the U.S., Lam said. “They aspire for peace, stability and personal safety but prior to the enactmentnof the National Security Law, all these had been put at risk by rioters associated with or incited by external forces to subvert state power, very often under thenguise of promoting democracy.” The Hong Kong authorities are taking action, including arresting suspects, innstrict accordance with the law, she said. She reiterated that it is simply wrong for Blinken to allege that Hong Kong’snbusiness environment has deteriorated in the past year. Hong Kong remains an open and free economy, underpinned by the rule of lawnand a robust regulatory regime. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not visit Tokyo for the upcomingnOlympics, his office said on Monday, scrapping plans for what would have been his first summit with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. “President Moon has decided not to visit Japan,” Moon’s press secretary ParknSoo-hyun told a briefing, adding both sides had explored ways to tackle rows over history and boost cooperation but failed to reach agreement. “The discussions were held amicably and made considerable progress, but itnstill fell short of being considered as a summit result, and we took other circumstances into account,” Park said, without elaborating. Suga declined to comment on Moon’s decision, but described the Japanesendiplomat’s remarks as “inappropriate.” read more Moon will instead send the culture minister to Friday’s opening ceremony asnhead of the Korean delegation, his office said, wishing Japan safe and successful Olympics. The latest uproar further inflamed relations between the two nations feudingnover territorial claims and their wartime history, dashing any remaining hopes that the Tokyo Games might offer a fresh start for bilateral and regional cooperation. Trade between China and North Korea hit a record low in the first half of thenyear as the coronavirus pandemic and food shortages took their toll. China’s exports to North Korea fell by 85.2 per cent year on year to US$56.77nmillion in the first six months of 2021, according to Chinese customs datanreleased on Sunday. China’s exports to North Korea fell by 85.2 per cent year on year to US$56.77nmillion in the first six months of 2021, according to Chinese customs datanreleased on Sunday. It was the lowest figure since China started releasing the data in 2001 The sharp decline comes after North Korea doubled down on its border controlsnlast month as fast-spreading coronavirus variants extended their reach aroundnthe world. At the same time, Pyongyang has faced growing food shortages and economicninstability at home. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned last month that the agricultural sectornfailed to meet grain production targets because of typhoon damage last year, and the country’s food situation was “getting intense”, according to state media. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization forecast that NorthnKorea was facing a food shortage of around 860,000 tonnes this year, and the country could have a “harsh lean period” as early as August. North Korea is highly dependent on its trade with China for food, as well asnfertiliser and fuel. However, it was among the first countries to close its borders with China after the initial coronavirus outbreak was reported in the centralnChinese city of Wuhan in January. Marking the 60th anniversary of a defence treaty between the two countries a week ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Kim that “China is determined to support North Korea’s economic development and improvements to people’snlivelihoods”. The delegations of the Afghan government and Taliban issued a joint statementnon Sunday saying that they will meet again and that they have issued instructions to expedite their peace negotiations, Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV reported. The two delegations of negotiators, who have been in Doha since Saturday, saidn”the two sides committed to continue negotiations at a high level until a settlement is reached.” “We will work to provide humanitarian assistance throughout Afghanistan,” thenstatement added, according to Al Jazeera. U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday will host Jordan’s King Abdullah, a keynU.S. ally in a volatile region, in what will be the first of three face-to-face meetings with leaders from the Middle East expected soon. Abdullah, who faced down a challenge to his authority in April from his half-nbrother, Prince Hamza, will have his first Oval Office talks with Biden since the U.S. president took power in January. A senior Biden administration official said the president’s talks with the king arenexpected to include the way forward for Israel and the Palestinians with Bennett having recently replaced Benjamin Netanyahu as Israeli prime minister. readnmore Tensions remain high in the wake of the 11-day war in May between Israel andnHamas militants in Gaza. Abdullah’s standing in his own country may come up in the talks. Jordan’snimage as an island of stability in the turbulent Middle East was called into question after Prince Hamza was accused of a plot to destabilize the country innApril. According to Biden’s predecessor though, Americans are refusing to getnvaccinated because “they don’t trust [Biden’s] administration, they don’t trust the election results, and they certainly don’t trust the fake news, which isnrefusing to tell the truth.” Biden previously announced a goal of having 70% of American adults receivenat least one shot of a vaccine before July 4, an objective that ultimately was notnreached. Biden and his administration faced heavy backlash this week after the presidentnpointed to misinformation on social media as being behind vaccine hesitancy. The former FDA head has warned the Delta variant could be the “most serious”ndisease that unvaccinated Americans get in their lifetime — as the highly contagious strain fuels rising infections in all 50 states. “This virus is so contagious, this variant is so contagious that it’s going to infectnthe majority — that most people will either get vaccinated or have been previously infected or they will get this Delta variant,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb saidnon “Face the Nation.” “And for most people who get this Delta variant, it’s going to be the mostnserious virus that they get in their lifetime in terms of the risk of putting them innthe hospital.” The Delta variant has driven a rising number of cases in all 50 states, with thenlatest projections indicating that the strain is responsible for at least 57 percent of new infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials have called the surging cases a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,”nas the virus has turned regions of the country with low vaccination rates into hotnspots. Seven-day averages for new infections are up 70 percent this week compared tonthe prior seven days to about 30,000 a day. Deaths of doctors from COVID-19 in Indonesia rose sharply in the first half ofnJuly, according to the profession’s association, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus fuelled a surge in infections across the country. A total of 114 doctors died during Jul 1 to Jul 17, the highest number reportednfor any period of similar length and more than 20 per cent of the 545 total doctor deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, officialsnfrom Indonesia’s doctors association (IDI) said during a virtual news conference. Mahesa Paranadipa, a senior IDI official, said the association was concernednthat the medical system may not be able to cope, according to a recording of thenevent. Doctors’ deaths have increased in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most-populous nation, despite a 95 per cent vaccination rate among health workers. Health experts are calling the country the new epicentre of the pandemic.The government imposed strict mobility curbs on Jul 3 to slow the spread of the virus. A restive calm in Caracas’s El Cementerio barrio, ground zero of a recent firefight between well-armed gang members and security forces that saw residents trapped in the middle. “Leave the area! Get the kids out!” screamed gang members walking throughnwestern Caracas’ El Cementerio barrio with megaphones the morning of Thursday, July 8 The warning told residents in Venezuela’s capital shooting would not soon stop. By then barrio residents had already been sheltering in place for more than halfna day, whole families prone on the floor to avoid unrelenting gunfire. But for the next 48 hours, El Cementerio and five nearby neighbourhoods werenparalysed by an unprecedented display of firepower by gangs, known by neighbours as “the boys.” Security experts believe the gangs’ expansion in the past six months intonneighbourhoods near El Cementerio and the Cota 905 in the city’s southwest is a strategy to control the highway linking Caracas to the west – which would allownthem to control shipments into the capital. Mandatory evacuations continued on Saturday (July 17) along the California-nNevada border as the fast-moving Tamarack Fire engulfed over 21,000 acres or almost 33 square miles, the U.S. Forest Service reported. Officials say the fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike on July 4nnear Markleeville in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Since Friday, evacuations have been ordered for Markleeville, Grover’s Hot Springs Park and Campground, Shay Creek, Markleeville Village and East Fork Resort. “They gave us about 20 minutes’ notice. It looked like they said the fire was liken5 or 6 miles away. About an hour later, it was right on us. They didn’t give us any time at all,” said Duane Boucher, a resident of Markleeville. According to NBC, firefighters have been spraying retardants to coat vegetationnto stop the spread of the flames, but as of 5:00 pm local time, the fire was zeronpercent contained. About 70 major active wildfires were listed on Thursday (July 15) as havingnburned more than 1 million acres in 12 states, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, reported. Scientists have said the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires are mainlynattributable to prolonged drought and increasing bouts of excessive heat that are symptomatic of climate change. Tourists in Mykonos were disappointed on Sunday (July 18) after spending anquiet night on the party island, after health authorities shut down music in bars and imposed a night curfew due to a rise in COVID infections. Local officials said cancellations had begun and tourists were leaving for othernislands, after the government put into force on Saturday (July 17) measures that ban music from restaurants and bars, where customers have to be seated, and annovernight curfew that would last for four hours. “We love Mykonos, but this time is different, no music, no ambience – I don’tnknow exactly how to say – it’s different,” said French tourist Christelle Girod. Businesses, angered by the move, were concerned that the already shortened season due to lockdowns and restrictions on travel would now suffer even more. Concerns also grew that the measures would also spread to other islandsnshowing a rapid rise in infections. Tourism employs one in five in Greece. Mykonos is one of its most popular destinations, attracting more than a million visitors each summer,including the rich and famous. The measures are in place until the end of the month on the island. Greece isnbattling a rapid rise in infections in the last weeks and concerns over the spread of the Delta variant. These are FBNC’s morning International news Thank you for watching See you in the next FBNC’s morning International news


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