China launched the Gaofen-6 earth observation satellite on June 2. It was launched using a Long March 2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite launch center. This marks the 276th mission of Long March 2D. It will be used for agricultural resource research and disaster monitoring.

This satellite is part of the Gaofen satellites already in orbit. This is a family of remote sensing satellites.

Sina, a major share holder in Weibo plans to have a secondary listing in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is already listed in NASDAQ.

This comes after Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Market the show runners at The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited decided to loosen norms to attract mainland Chinese tech firms. Shanghai and Shenzhen based stock exchanges have also been trying to lure the same companies using Chinese Depository Receipts. According to Chinese securities regulator: China Securities Regulatory Commission’s norms only Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and JingDong are eligible for the depository receipts.


Seeking Arrangement an American dating platform with a twist might face regulatory restrictions in China. This portal has seen rapid growth in the Chinese market. However its ability to connect couples for financial reasons is something that has been frowned upon.

In the last one month the Taiwan (Republic of China) government lost two diplomatic allies Dominican Republic and Burkina Faso. With this Taiwan is left with eighteen diplomatic allies in the world. The list can be found here

On May 25, the Taiwanese military flew its jets close to PLA Airforce bombers carrying out a drill close to Taiwan.

Colombia Elects Right-Wing Populist Ivan Duque As President (NPR)

Taliban leaders reject Afghan government’s proposed cease-fire extension (The Washington Post)

Poll: Americans favor another nation’s leader over President Trump when it comes to trade policy (AOL)

In Trump’s White House, literally everything is ‘so important’ (The Washington Post)

Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia (Aljazeera)


Human rights issues take backseat at North Korea summit (NBC News)

Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes (Fox News)

Iran Steps Back From Introducing Antiterrorism Finance Rules As Fresh U.S. Sanctions Loom (Forbes)

What role will China and Russia play in the summit? (Fox News)

Facebook Answered Congress’s Questions About Data Privacy. Here Are 5 Surprising Ways They Track You (Fortune)


Jordan protesters: ‘Gulf money won’t help’ (Aljazeera)

On Ethiopia-Eritrea frontline, anger at Addis’ olive branch (Reuters)

Vietnamese Protest an Opening for Chinese Territorial Interests (CNN)

Lagarde Says Clouds Over Global Economy Are ‘Darker by the Day’ (Bloomberg)

Uber could teach its AI to know when you’re drunk (Engadget)


G7 photos of Trump with Merkel tell different stories (CNN)

Jordan crisis: Why Gulf states are rushing to step in (Aljazeera)

Chinese missile launchers reappear on disputed South China Sea island (CNN)

Bitcoin crashed after another crypto exchange got hacked (Quartz)

Nine-year-old girl placed into rehab for her Fortnite addiction (Techspot)


Pakistani military says ‘no space for war’ with India (Aljazeera)

Tensions between Greece and Turkey continue to rise  (Radio France Internationale)

Lebanon’s Berri says Iran, Hezbollah to stay in Syria until it is ‘free’ (Reuters)

DR Congo crisis stirs concerns in central Africa (Times)

Austria pressuring Croatia to use military to stop migrants (Total Croatia News)


Could North Korea use cryptocurrency to dodge international sanctions? (The Hill)

Amid worsening violence, Nicaraguans say crisis has reached ‘catastrophic’ proportions (Miami Herald)

International outrage about a “genocide” against white farmers in South Africa ignores the data (Quartz)

Algerian Journalist: ‘Algeria is Losing Sovereignty at All Levels’  (Morocco World news)

Morocco accuses Algeria of supporting Iran in Western Sahara feud (Aljazeera)


Supreme leader orders Iran to be ready to increase uranium enrichment (NBC News)

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licenses to 10 women (Fox News)

What just happened to Spain’s prime minister, and what’s the fallout? (Washington Post)

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches Blockchain Trade Solution for Imports and Exports (Aljazeera)

Bots de Twitter, fausses nouvelles et propagande dans la crise du Qatar (Aljazeera)


U.S. urges China to account for the ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen (Reuters)

Slovenia election: Anti-immigrant SDS is largest party (BBC News)

Attiyah: Qatar will not ‘fuel a war’ with Iran (Aljazeera)

DNA for Sale: Ancestry wants your spit, your DNA and your trust. Should you give them all 3? (Tampa Bay Times)

Denmark is considering a ban on circumcisions—and testing its religious freedom (Quartz)


Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip‘ (BBC News)

India’s Economic Expansion Outpaces Rival China (The Wall Street Journal)

Israel planned to attack Iran and start a war, former spy chief says (The Wall Street Journal)

Rumors of War With the U.S. Run Rampant in Venezuela (Daily Beast)

Teens Are Abandoning Facebook. For Real This Time (Slate)