China’s agricultural sector is already suffering from floods and drought. And now China’s southern provinces are facing their worst locust plague in decades.
A high-profile TV anchor from Australia has been detained in Beijing. She’s long appeared on business programs for China’s state-run English news channel CGTN. The news is adding fuel to already tense Australia-China relations.
China is hoping to get rid of its reliance on Western technology for high-end chips. With one key company coming to a halt, that dream is now hitting a major roadblock.
And the Czech Republic’s second highest official is in Taiwan on a six day visit, sparking protest from China. The Czech official said he was visiting Taiwan to defend its freedom, saying that democratic countries should support each other.