- Over 40 Chinese security officers and their associates were charged by US prosecutors for using fake social media personas to discredit American policies and set up a secret police station in New York City.
- Two New York City men were charged with opening and operating what investigators describe as 'a police station' on behalf of the Ministry of Public Security in a building in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
- The Chinese cyber group used false online names 'to disseminate and amplify messages as part of a broad effort to influence and shape public perceptions of the PRC government, the CCP and its leaders in the United States and around the world.'.
- The activities described in the complaint highlight how Chinese authorities may have taken a page out of Russia’s playbook.
- The defendants could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Central banks around the world are pausing tightening campaigns as inflation eases and economies slow. Inflation-targeting regimes are keeping their own houses in order, while the US Fed's key inflation gauges fell to the slowest annual paces since late 2021.
Two massive earthquakes on Monday have devastated cities and towns across Turkey and Syria, with death toll of over 16,000. This is one of the worst natural disasters this century, alongside the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami, 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2008 Cyclone Nargis.
A raft of U.S. data and European inflation numbers will give guidance on how the world's top central banks will navigate the way ahead, including the hotly debated "no landing" scenario. Reports on U.S. durable goods orders, home prices, manufacturing and consumer confidence threaten to cement expec