China is under pressure to prevent the downward spiral of its currency. How much can state intervention actually achieve?
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multi-billion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
Zimbabwe's military takeover has caught the attention of the world – but could China have known about the coup? Beijing has long been a close ally, and Zimbabwe's top brass recently paid a visit to leaders in Beijing.
Chinese policymakers are beginning to worry about a rallying currency that is putting pressure on the country's exports. Figures for August show slower-than-forecast growth, which has also been hit by weak global demand.
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