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Time | Oct 08, 2018

Media associations in Hong Kong said they were “shocked and deeply concerned” after city immigration authorities denied a work visa to a prominent journalist in a decision that has stoked fears for the financial hub’s press freedoms.
Victor Mallet, an editor for the Financial Times and the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent’s Club (FCC) vice president, was denied a visa on Friday.

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

Beijing admits it is holding Meng Hongwei, who had been missing since 25 September China has accused missing ex-Interpol president Meng Hongwei of bribery, as the case continues to tarnish Beijing’s image as a rising power and responsible member of international organisations.In a terse statement on Sunday evening, the Chinese authorities ...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 08, 2018

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cited "fundamental disagreement" with China's foreign minister during a testy exchange in Beijing that highlighted rising tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Time | Oct 08, 2018

(BEIJING) — China’s foreign minister has told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States should stop what he called groundless attacks on his country’s policies.
Wang Yi said he told Pompeo during a meeting Monday that a shadow has been cast “over the future of China-U.S. relations.” China and the United States are at odds over trade and Beijing’s militarization of islands it claims in the South China Sea.
Pompeo, who arrived from North Korea, told Yi he wanted to fill him on his meetings with its leader, Kim Jong Un, and efforts to achieve the...

Time | Oct 08, 2018

(BEIJING) — Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicate that political transgressions may have also landed him in trouble.
In a statement posted on a government website Monday, the authorities said Meng Hongwei, China’s vice minister for public security, was being investigated due to his own “willfulness and for bringing trouble upon himself.”
Interpol announced Sunday that Meng had resigned as president of the international police agency, effective immediately, shortly after China made a brief...

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

China Daily accuses foreign governments of trying to create illusion that press freedom is dwindlingChina’s principle of “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong remains unchanged, Chinese state media said on Monday, rejecting claims the city’s refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times journalist marked a move away from promised freedoms.The China Daily newspaper said in an editorial visa renewal was a sovereign right that no other governments could interfere with and that accusations from some foreign authorities were an attempt to attack the Chinese government....

Washington Post | Oct 07, 2018

China’s anti-corruption agency revealed that Meng Hongwei is under investigation.

Time | Oct 07, 2018

(LYON, France) — Interpol says a Chinese official who was reported missing has resigned as head of the international police agency. The update came after Beijing announced Meng Hongwei was under investigation in China.
Interpol said Sunday night that Meng had resigned as president of the agency’s executive committee, effectively immediately. It did not say why.

Guardian | Oct 07, 2018

Admission follows Meng Hongwei’s wife saying his last text was an emoji of a knifeChina has admitted that missing Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who disappeared 12 days ago after sending a message to his wife suggesting he was in danger, is “under investigation” by new government anti-corruption unit.Nothing has been seen or heard of Meng since shortly after he arrived in China on a flight from France....

Foxnews | Oct 07, 2018

The wife of Interpol’s missing president says the last text she got from her husband during his trip to China was a picture of a knife, leading her to believe it was his way of telling her that he was in danger.

Guardian | Oct 07, 2018

Grace Meng believes Meng Hongwei was trying to tell her he was in danger The wife of the missing president of Interpol has said her husband sent her an emoji of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China.Making her first public comments on the mystery surrounding Meng Hongwei’s whereabouts, Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France, she thought the knife was her husband’s way of telling her he was in danger....

Time | Oct 07, 2018

(LYON, France) — The wife of the missing president of Interpol says her husband sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China.
Making her first public comments on the mystery surrounding Meng Hongwei’s whereabouts, Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France on Sunday she thinks the knife was her husband’s way of trying to tell her he was in danger.
She says she has had no further contact with him since the message that was sent on Sept. 25. She says four minutes before Meng shared the image, he had sent a message saying, “Wait for my call...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 07, 2018

Interpol has made a formal request to China for information about the agency's missing president, a senior Chinese security official who vanished while on a trip home.

npr | Oct 07, 2018

"The Chinese figured out that technology is the key to wealth and power, and the source of technology is still the West for China," says one China and tech watcher.(Image credit: Angela Hsieh/NPR)

Foxnews | Oct 07, 2018

China has defended its decision to refuse to renew the work visa of a Financial Times editor in Hong Kong, in a case has drawn concern over the shrinking space for free speech in the Chinese territory.

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