Chinese man convicted in Malawi over racist videos

A Malawian court convicts a Chinese national of racism and child exploitation through online videos. The court orders his immediate departure from the country after serving a 12-month sentence.

Hong Kong man jailed for replacing national anthem with protest song

A Hong Kong man received a three-month prison sentence for replacing China’s national anthem with a protest song in a sports video. The government sought a ban on the protest anthem.

Hong Kong questions families of wanted activists: police source

Hong Kong national security police detained four people, including Dennis Kwok’s brother, accused of breaching national security. Eight fugitives with bounties on their heads face similar charges.

Chinese mortgage strikers despair as unfinished homes stay stalled

Chinese homebuyers are resorting to mortgage boycotts and protests against developers due to ongoing housing crisis, with little legal recourse and government sensitivity to the issue.

Markets mostly rise on rate hopes but China fears weigh

Markets rose as global interest rate hikes subdued inflation, allowing central banks to adopt a softer monetary policy. Investors hoped for Beijing’s support amid weak data, while Wall Street’s strong earnings were tempered by Netflix and Tesla reports. Cautious optimism persisted, given the receding risk of recession but lingering concerns over China’s economy.

China’s Wang to visit South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Turkey

China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, will visit South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Turkey, attending the 13th BRICS high representatives’ meeting and strengthening China’s presence in Africa for equitable global governance.

Beijing appoints Hong Kong national security commissioner

Beijing has appointed Dong Jingwei as Hong Kong’s commissioner of national security, overseeing Chinese security agents in the city under the national security law. The position had been vacant since January. The move comes as Hong Kong plans to create a law focused on espionage.

Thousands evacuated as typhoon nears southern China, Vietnam

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in southern China and Vietnam as Typhoon Talim approached, with powerful winds, storm surges, and heavy rains predicted to hit the coastal areas.

Solomons PM attacks ‘unneighbourly’ China questions

Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister criticized foreign interference over a new police deal with China, calling it “unneighbourly,” while defending the benefits of the agreement and the financial support provided by China.

New Zealand calls on China to curb tensions in ‘contested’ Pacific

New Zealand PM Chris Hipkins urges China to help ease tensions in the Pacific, safeguard trade routes, and manage conflicts in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.