The Evening: Beijing Seal Off, Global Corporate Tax Impasse, Gary Clark and More
June 17, 2020
Pompeo Meets China’s Top Diplomat in Hawaii
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi began talks in Hawaii on Wednesday, a crucial meeting as relations between the two countries have soured since the start of the year, as Reuters reports.
Beijing Seal Off
China is moving rapidly to seal off its capital of 22 million residents by canceling flights and trains amid growing fears that a potential second wave of covid-19 is gathering strength in Beijing and could spread to the rest of the country, as the Washington Post reports.
Global Corporate Tax Talks at Impasse
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has declared global corporate-tax negotiations at an impasse, dealing a blow to the already fragile talks, as the WSJ reports.
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In That Number
As Arizona deals with spiking coronavirus cases, it must now contend with a 90,000 acre wildfire near Phoenix.
Source: Washington Post
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— Philonise Floyd today to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video
Newly acquired satellite imagery highlights Russia’s growing military involvement in the Libyan civil war, which includes conducting air and ground operations in support of General Khalifa Haftar.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and multimedia.
(Photo credit: Tauseef Mustafa/ AFP/Getty Images.) Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards Leh, bordering China, in Gagangir.
"The U.S. Is Losing the Information War With China," by CSIS's Seth Jones and Jude Blanchette for the Wall Street Journal.
Tomorrow, at 1:00 p.m., the CSIS Economics program will host their second event in the new online series, Economy Disrupted. It will be a discussion on U.S.-China relations.
Later, at 2:00 p.m., CSIS will host a discussion with Dr. Walter Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the National Institute of Science and Technology on the challenges of moving innovation in government laboratories into the private sector.
And, at 4:00 p.m., CSIS will webcast a new event in their Innovation and Covid-19 series. This event will look at how the auto sector is innovating new solutions and systems in the face of the public health crisis.
Yesterday, CSIS’s J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of Global Health Policy Center, and Judd Devermont, director of the Africa Program, testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the impact of Covid-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Watch them explain the hearing here.
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, joined The Reopening podcast to discuss how businesses large and small are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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