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  • [New] One of the arguments put up by the US companies for resisting regulation is that regulation will constrain their growth and they will be less competitive than Chinese companies who are supported by the CCP. / China Neican 内参
  • [New] Local governments have more space to quicken bond issuance to fund big-ticket projects, after a slow start in 2021 as officials sought to control debt risks while approving projects under the 14th five-year plan (2021-2025). / CNA
  • [New] Many objective scientists have faced personal attacks and verbal abuse from origins tracing terrorism advocated by the White House, and some research institutions even face defunding threats from the US government. / World
  • [New] The Scottish Government has committed to a £100m Green Jobs Fund over the next five years, which will be used to support the development of sustainable and low-carbon products and services. / Construction News
  • [New] The Scottish Government is expected to adopt two recent BSI standards, PAS 2035 and PAS 2030, which outline best practice for retrofit assessors and installers. / Construction News
  • [New] While the Government's stated install rate target of c.600,000 annual heat pump installations in 2028 is welcome, serious questions remain around funding and technology discrimination. / House of Commons
  • [New] China needs disaster risk financing to be integrated across its people, businesses and government functions, with risks pooled and then efficiently hedged into reinsurance and capital markets. / - The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management site
  • [New] Another way in which the Taiwan leadership could enhance deterrence is to plan and be prepared to carry out a scorched earth policy should China decide to invade Taiwan. / The Hill
  • [New] As countries seek their own responses, the United States should recognize that governments are anxious to institutionalize digital regulation while risking the fragmentation of the internet. / CSIS
  • [New] Refugee Admissions Program is intended for Afghans and their immediate families who may be at risk due to their U.S. affiliation but are not able to get a Special Immigrant Visa because they did not work directly for the U.S. government or did not hold their government jobs long enough. / Chicago Tribune
  • [New] The UK government has been investing in fusion technology over the past decade in the hope it could play a part in making the UK net-zero by 2050. / dezeen
  • [New] A fter initially resisting the concept of Covid passports, the federal government has determined to introduce them in increased threat settings in England, akin to nightclubs and enormous crowds, by the top of September in an try and coax younger individuals into getting vaccinated. / Great Breaking News
  • [New] If China adopts a policy of even closer alignment between its BRI goals and sustainable initiatives, it is very likely that it will gain access to new streams of multilateral funding for BRI projects. / Modern Diplomacy
  • [New] Setting effective norms will require more thinking across the U.S. government about how the United States can best use its capabilities to preserve stability in the increasingly congested and contested space environment. / War on the Rocks
  • [New] China's securities regulator said on Sunday it will seek closer cooperation with its U.S. counterpart and will support overseas listings, after U.S. regulators tightened disclosure for Chinese companies and voiced concern about Beijing's regulatory actions. / The Star
  • [New] The National EV Policy Committee announced in March a goal to have 50% of vehicles made locally be EVs by 2030, part of an ambitious government plan to make Thailand a regional EV production hub. /
  • [New] The new support package declared by the Government of Bangladesh to support 1.7 million households will go a long way to reduce immediate hunger. / The Good Feed
  • [New] The Biden administration has published an extensive executive order that will prompt federal government agencies to revamp their cybersecurity plans, including developing new ways to evaluate and rate software that the federal government buys from the private sector. / Bank Info Security
  • [New] High U.S. monetary regulators met this month to debate stablecoins, asset-backed digital currencies which might be exploding in recognition so rapidly that the federal government is struggling to maintain up - and the dangers that they pose to the financial system and national security. / Crypto Info

Last updated: 04 August 2021