A powerful typhoon has swept across the south of China. The storm struck Macau and Hong Kong with strong winds and heavy rain before moving west to the mainland.
China has not yet become a go-to global tourist destination. The potential is there, but the country suffers from a poor image and a number of bureaucratic hurdles, says Frank Sieren.
Typhoon Hato has battered southern China, Hong Kong and Macau - leaving at least 16 people dead and a trail of destruction. Flights and trains have been canceled across China's Guangdong province.
China's legislature has made insulting the national anthem an offense that could incur a three-year prison sentence. The move reflects President Xi Jinping's image as a patriotic leader.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders have been sentenced for their role in the Umbrella Movement's 2014 demos. The Beijing-backed government has been seeking tougher sentences for protesters.
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