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More Than 800 Suspected Scammers Arrested in Myanmar-China Joint Operation

More than 800 people suspected of being cross-border scammers were arrested in a joint police operation by Myanmar and China, the junta and Beijing's embassy in Yangon said on Monday. Scam compounds have flourished in Myanmar, staffed by citizens from China ...

Pakistan Steps up Security for Chinese Workers After Bombing

By Shrouq TARIQ Pakistan ramped up security guarding Chinese engineers building Beijing-linked projects in the nation's northwest, an official said Wednesday, a day after five workers were killed in a suicide bombing. Beijing is Islamabad's ...

Beijing Calls on Pakistan to Find Those Responsible for Terrorist Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Nationals

The Chinese government called on Pakistan to launch an investigation and "severely punish" the culprits behind Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. The six victims were in a convoy on their way ...

Two Ghanaian Prison Guards Arrested for Aiding Escape Attempt of Chinese National

A pair of Ghanaian prison guards at a medium security facility near Accra have been arrested for trying to facilitate the escape of a Chinese national serving a one-year jail sentence. The two were caught on camera dropping off the ...

Two Chinese Factories Closed Down in Angola for Safety Violations and Mistreatment of Workers

Angolan media reported that a Chinese metals processing factory was shuttered for operating without a license and polluting the water. In a separate case, 131 local workers were rescued from a Chinese plastics factory. The metals processing factory was allegedly not ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Authorities Close the Darién Gap, Forcing Chinese Migrants Seeking to Cross Into the U.S. to Find New Routes

Colombian law enforcement agencies have shut the dangerous jungle passage known as the Darién Gap that migrants from China and other countries use to illegally cross into the United States. Nearly a million people have crossed the Darién Gap since 2021, including tens ...

China’s Defense of Palestinians’ Right to Armed Resistance Gets Muted Response in Israel, Welcomed by Both Hamas and Iran

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and its Iranian backers both welcomed a strongly-worded statement delivered late last week at the International Court of Justice that said Palestinians' use of force to "resist foreign oppression" is an "inalienable right." Beijing's top diplomat for ...

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.

Türkiye Detains Six Suspected of Spying on Uyghurs for China

Türkiye's intelligence agency detained six people suspected of spying on ethnic Uyghurs who have fled persecution in China, state media reports said Tuesday. A seventh person is wanted but remained at large, the reports said, without specifying the suspects' nationalities.

Ghanaian Police Search for Attackers of Chinese-Owned Mine

A large manhunt is underway in central Ghana for at least 15 assailants who robbed a Chinese-owned mine on Friday night in the rural farming town of Akyem Kokoaso. At least five Chinese miners were shot during the assault, with three left ...
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