Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan

The decision, which also raises questions about waning American influence under President Trump, may put Taiwan’s relationship with its remaining allies in Central America in doubt. Source: World

Cyberattack Spreads in Asia, Though No ‘Second Wave’ Is Seen

Two prestigious Chinese universities, a movie theater chain in South Korea and Japanese automakers were affected, but copycat variants did not seem to have materialized. Source: World

Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

When the Danish Embassy in Beijing posted online about an invasive species clogging the shores back home, it drew a more enthusiastic response than it bargained for. Source: World

Chinese Media Is Subdued in the Face of North Korea-U.S. Standoff

Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, and to prevent the Chinese public from panicking. Source: World

China’s Death Penalty Is Still Veiled in Secrecy, Amnesty Says

An Amnesty International report adds to the debate about how much to trust Beijing’s claims that it has sharply cut the number of prisoners it executes. Source: World

Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled

The canceling of the vote by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signaled that concerns over China’s human rights record would continue to limit the two countries’ ties. Source: World

Statue of Marx, Funded by China, Will Stand in German City of His Birth

The City Council in Trier, in western Germany, voted to accept the gift from the Chinese, which will commemorate the bicentennial of his birth. Source: World

Issue 3: What Americans Get Wrong About Australia

Discussing the differences between the United States and Australia with the novelist Richard Flanagan. Source: World

Ren Xinmin, Pioneering Chinese Satellite Designer, Dies at 102

Dr. Ren, best known for designing China’s first satellite to be successfully launched into space, was the chief designer for six major space projects, according to state media. Source: World

U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade

Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, has argued for more open markets. But his agenda could be overwhelmed by fears of fallout from a trade war. Source: World