Voice of America
Analysts suggest that China’s removal of defense minister Li Shangfu may be part of an emerging trend of abrupt removals of top-level officials, reflecting a lack of checks and balances in the Chinese political system.
A Hong Kong court has upheld a ruling granting equal inheritance rights to same-sex couples, marking another legal victory for Hong Kong's LGBTQ+ community.
Tensions rise in the South China Sea as Philippine and Chinese vessels collide near a disputed reef. Both sides issued statements criticizing each other and videos were released as evidence.
China has recently tried to position itself as a mediator in the Middle East region and has expressed willingness to coordinate with Russia to de-escalate the situation.
The U.S. Commerce Department has tightened its export controls on computer chips to prevent China from obtaining technology that could be used for the development of hypersonic missiles and AI.
Analysts believe that China is engaging in a "listening tour" to show its participation in mediating conflicts between Israel and Hamas.