China’s flood season isn’t over yet. Amid the water-logging and damages, a number of villages are now hugely contaminated by dead livestock.
The U.S. Navy holds massive military exercises, spanning two-thirds of the world, as the army cooperates with Indonesia in a drill in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, four Indian warships head toward the South China Sea for military exercises, and Germany is also sending a warship for the first time in two decades.
More people are fleeing China. The number of Chinese asylum seekers reaches record heights, with many taking refuge in democratic nations.
China violates its Phase One trade deal with the United States. Beijing quietly ordered its state-owned companies to buy certain items locally, including those that China promised to buy more of from the United States.