When Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, endangering global trade and energy supplies, it seemed that a swift return to normalcy would have been in the interests not only of the countries that rushed to Ukraine's support but also of China, as its growth and people's welfare, too, depend on the stability of the global system of economic and political government.
Chinese-Australian dissident writer Yang Jun has been handed a suspended death sentence for espionage in China, Beijing and Canberra said Monday, five years after he was arrested on a rare visit to his homeland.
The Chinese-born Australian citizen has been in jail in China since 2019 on spying allegations and is said to be in ill health.
Following the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) recent win of an unprecedented third term in office, Taiwan's legislature has elected Han Kuo-yu, a politician aligned with the China-friendly opposition Kuomintang (KMT), as its new speaker. The appointment signals a divided government in Taiwan, with potential regional implications.
TikTok CEO Shou Chew found himself at the center of a heated exchange with US lawmakers as they probed the social media giant's connections to China, particularly its parent company ByteDance. Lawmakers questioned the extent of access granted to the Chinese government, raising concerns about potential influence on TikTok's operations and content policies, as reported by CNN.