Translator: Kyan

1.Since the enactment of the Hong Kong national security law, it has been difficult to hold a memorial for the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre, which has been held for more than 30 years since 1989. The organizer was imprisoned for the first time last year, and this year is even worse.

2. Samsung Group today unveiled a blueprint for a $356 billion investment spree over the next five years as it aims to become a leader in sectors ranging from semiconductors to biopharmaceuticals.

3. At the second meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group on Monday, the 20 countries pledged arms to Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Austin announced at a U.S. base in Germany. Most notably, Denmark will provide Ukraine with Harpoon anti-ship missile systems to defend Odesa’s port.

4. Boris Bondarev, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations who opposed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has publicly resigned, saying he has never been so ashamed of his country.

5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that Vladimir Putin was the only Russian representative he was prepared to meet. The only topic for discussion was ending the war in Ukraine.

6. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken held bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. In addition to discussing the Indo-Pacific economic architecture, and the situation in Ukraine and North Korea, the two sides also discussed their shared interest in maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

7. North Korean officials claim to have racked up nearly 3 million fevers and only 68 deaths. However, the data was dismissed as unreliable.

8. U.S. President Joe Biden met on Tuesday (May 24) with three other leaders of an informal coalition known as the Quad, including the United States, Japan, India, and Australia. It is widely seen as an effort to contain the Chinese Communist Party.

9. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit the Solomon Islands this week to sign a security agreement between the two countries. According to the leaked draft agreement, Chinese ships would be allowed to dock in the Solomon Islands. However, Reuters noted that Washington and Canberra were concerned it would increase China’s military presence in the South Pacific.

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