Highlight: “Cities of the world have shown, whether they’re London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo … astonishing resilience over centuries,” Blackstone Group’s Steve Schwarzman says. “I don’t think that’s gonna be reversed by what will be a relatively temporary virus.” Full comments:
Beijing has massively expanded its global fishing efforts, threatening the sovereignty, sustainability, and security of coastal states around the world. @CSISOceans director Whitley Saumweber explores China's hidden maritime ambitions:
#China ’s tomb sweeping holiday ended with most Chinese unable to visit ancestral graves due t #coronavirus pandemic as Beijing curbed annual ritual. Leadership honored th #COVID19 dead. Many families, especially in Wuhan, still haven’t buried theirs. Wuhan lockdown lifts Apr 8.
Fellow Alexander Dukalskis on Beijing's ongoing battle with independent foreign journalism.
WATCH: ‘I could see stars in the sky at night’: Beijing residents see a significant drop in pollution
“Today, the United States Senate sent a clear message to Hong Kongers fighting for their long-cherished freedoms: we hear you, we continue to stand with you, and we will not stand idly by as Beijing undermines your autonomy." — Sen. Marco Rubio PASSED ✅
The violence from Beijing’s puppets in #HongKong continues to grow. Our hearts go out to the brave pro-democracy fighters as they mourn the passing of one of their own. His family and friends deserve the truth. There should be a full & open investigation.
Senator Marco Rubio stands with the brave Hong Kongers advocating for Hong Kong to maintain its long-cherished and promised autonomy and freedoms against Beijing's interference. The full Senate will soon be passing Sen. Rubio's #HongKongHumanRightsAndDemocracyAct