1. Biden arrives in Seoul for a visit to South Korea and Japan as the People’s Liberation Army conducts a massive military exercise in the South China Sea.
2. According to the images widely spread and official notice on Chinese social networks, thousands of residents in a residential neighborhood in Beijing were pulled away overnight on Friday (May 20) night after 26 cases tested positive for COVID-19, and residents were threatened with punishment if they disobeyed.
3. U.S. President Joe Biden’s plane landed in South Korea on Friday, beginning his first trip to Asia as president.
4. UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will visit China next week, including Xinjiang.
5. Russian troops said on Friday that they had full control of Azovstal in Mariupol after the last batch of Ukrainian soldiers surrendered.
6. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Chi Tai held talks with Taiwan’s Trade Representative John Chen-Chung Deng in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday to discuss how to further deepen bilateral economic and trade cooperation between the United States and Taiwan.
7. On the occasion of U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea, the two countries agreed to establish a new permanent economic and security dialogue mechanism to coordinate economic security issues and response strategy at any time.
8. U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to unveil his Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) in Japan on May 23 (next Monday). Tokyo urged Washington to be more flexible to attract more Southeast Asian countries to join IPEF.
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Original Article：2022年5月21日战时快讯 – GNEWS
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