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Changes in China's Consumer Price Index
April 12, 2024 | Indirect Indicator

- The National Bureau of Statistics reports a rise in the national consumer price index (CPI) by 0.1% year-on-year in March.

- This is a 0.6 percentage point decrease from the rise in the previous month.

- The decline is mainly attributed to a drop in food and travel service prices after the holidays.

- There was a notable drop in prices of meat, eggs, vegetables, and milk contributing to a 3.2% drop in food prices month-on-month.

- Non-food prices also saw a decrease by 0.5% month-on-month.

- There's a possibility that trade-in policies for old products could boost residents' consumption and lead to a minor rise in the CPI in April.

Xiong Xue's criminal prosecution
April 11, 2024 | Indirect Indicator

- Xiong Xue, former deputy mayor of Chongqing Municipal People's Government, has been prosecuted for crimes such as forming cliques, engaging in superstitious activities, and taking excessive bribes.

- Xue illegally used his positional power for personal benefit and accepted illegal property.

- Xue has been expelled from his party, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which also ordered the confiscation of his illegal gains.

- The former vice mayor is also accused of exploiting his various roles and misusing his authority to obtain unlawful gains for others.

- The People's Procuratorate of Zhengzhou has issued the case to the city's intermediate people's court after the National Commission of Supervision completed its investigations.

- Zhu Xueliang, former first-level inspector of the Anhui Provincial Political and Legal Affairs Commission, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline and law by the Anhui Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision.

- Before his investigation, Xue failed to be elected as a representative to the National People's Congress and was last seen in public on March 13, 2023.

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Fighting escalates in eastern Myanmar as army holds out against resistance push on key border town

Independent | English | News | April 12, 2024 | Geopolitical Conflict and Disputes

The article reports on escalating fighting in eastern Myanmar, as guerrilla fighters from the Karen ethnic minority and pro-democracy forces battle soldiers holding on to the major trading town of Myawaddy on the border with Thailand. The fall of Myawaddy would be a significant setback for the military's war against resistance forces. Thai officials are alarmed by the fighting and fear it may drive people across the border. Despite the military's advantage in arms and manpower, resistance forces have been successful in capturing territory and launching attacks. The Karen National Union and pro-democracy allies have captured a regional army base en route to Myawaddy, leading to hundreds of security forces surrendering. A journalist covering the fighting reports that pro-democracy fighters have attacked army garrisons, leading to aerial bombardments and shelling. Residents of Myawaddy reported fleeing the fighting and bombing, some crossing into Thailand for safety. A Karen armed force that is not affiliated with the Karen National Union is reportedly guarding bridges on the Myanmar side.

Xi Jinping meets Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing

Xinhua | English | News | April 12, 2024 | Geopolitical Conflict and Disputes

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing, capital of China. In this meeting, Xi Jinping emphasized the unity of the Chinese nation and the importance of the cross-Strait situation in the overall interests and long-term development of the Chinese nation. Ma Ying-jeou also expressed the importance of upholding the 1992 Consensus and opposing "Taiwan independence." Both leaders called for deepening exchanges and cooperation between the compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

China meddled in past two Canada elections, says Justin Trudeau

The Guardian | English | News | April 12, 2024 | Geopolitical Conflict and Disputes

China meddled in the past two Canadian elections, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The commission set up to investigate this was prompted by pressure from opposition legislators. The opposition conservative party estimated that Chinese interference cost them up to nine seats but did not change the course of the election. Canada's domestic spy agency provided evidence of suspected Chinese meddling in Canadian politics. A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Canada denied these allegations and stated that China has never had any interest in interfering in Canada's internal affairs. The commission is expected to complete an initial report by May 3 and deliver its final report by the end of 2024.

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