China: Hundreds arrested over banking scandal that triggered protests
31 August 2022 | 10:30 am
The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.
More than a million Rohingya refugees live in Bangladesh after having fled neighboring Myanmar.
A lockdown on the Chinese island of Hainan has been extended to cover several cities. The tourism-dependent province, which had comparatively few cases during the pandemic, is battling its worst outbreak so far.
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Despite China's large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, life across the island largely remains the same. The relative calmness is in stark contrast to how the international community views the situation.
Beijing said it "successfully completed" major military exercises around Taiwan, and repeated military threats against the self-ruled island following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Beijing's military threats against Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit are unprecedented. For the time being, however, not much will likely change as neither country can do without the other as a trading partner.
A Chinese warship reportedly came closer than 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) to Taiwan as Beijing continues its military drills. But Taipei said it will not be cowed by its "evil neighbor."
"Inherently, space is dual use," says Mark Hilborne, Defense Studies lecturer at King's College London. "That dual use element is quite problematic when we're looking at space generally and identifying what is military and what is not military, and particularly problematic when we're looking at China," he told DW.
Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.
Sri Lanka has granted permission for the Chinese space-tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5 to dock at a port that China runs. The Hambantota port is the southernmost in Sri Lanka and has raised the concern of India.
Three parents were arrested for attempting to force their way into an elementary school in El Mirage, Arizona, while it was under lockdown to protect from an armed man.
The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.
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