Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

“Global cyberspace governance has no onlookers — we are all participants,” Mr. Wang said, adding that “all parties” should have a say over how the internet is managed across the world.



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Pope Francis defended his decision to not use the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, saying that doing so “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

He argued that his caution enabled him to have a private meeting with Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the architect of the brutal campaign against the Rohingya, and make it clear that the horrors of the past were no longer viable. Above, a Rohingya woman and child returning to a camp for the displaced.

But Myanmar is systematically eradicating the Rohingyas long history in the country. As one prominent Rohingya said, “Soon we will all be dead or gone.”


In Australia, contrasting assessments from the Turnbull government and the prominent defense strategist Hugh White have set off a raging debate over whether China has already displaced the U.S. in the region.

Two main factors have shaken Australia: China’s assertive behavior in the South China Sea, and President Trump’s abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal meant to counterbalance China’s economic might.



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Canada appears ready to take up the role the newly protectionist U.S. is abandoning, that of global champion of free trade. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, is in China for a five-day trip focused on expanding trade.

He meets today with the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and will also meet with President Xi Jinping — even as Canada seeks to revive the T.P.P.


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