World Daily News In Brief – Wednesday 03/08/2022

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. REUTERS (US)

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

China furiously condemned the highest-level U.S. visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

CHIPS Act leaves chipmakers facing choice between U.S. and China

Bill’s funding comes with overseas investment restrictions attached

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

China restricts trade with Taiwan amid tensions over Pelosi trip

China’s Commerce Ministry announces trade measures after warning of “serious consequences” over visit.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Brazilian Government asks Electoral Court for access to ballot box source code

Brazil’s Defense Minister sends letter classified as “extremely urgent” with a deadline for the court’s return. The TSE states that access to the source codes of the voting system was opened in October 2021 and that all auditing mechanisms remain in place.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Outrage as Solomon Islands government orders vetting of stories on national broadcaster

All stories are to be approved by the government before broadcast on the SIBC, prompting grave concerns about press freedom