1- Sun Guofeng, former director of the Monetary Policy Department of the People’s Bank of China (the central bank), is suspected of serious violations of discipline and law, and is currently under disciplinary and supervisory investigation. In China’s financial circle, Sun Guofeng is an indicator of monetary policy.
2 – According to the Wall Street journal quoted source news today, the order from the Chinese Communist Party prohibits senior officials from owning directly or property abroad or overseas entities of the company through their spouses and children, and will suspend the senior cadres of being promoted, whose spouses or children possess a lot of assets abroad, because Beijing is trying to make its senior officials be exempted from the sanctions as what the West have done to Russia.
3- South Korea’s National Intelligence Service revealed on Thursday that North Korea is preparing for a nuclear test amid signs of a missile launch. The preparation of the nuclear test is ready and North Korea is waiting for the right time. The U.S. said North Korea could conduct a nuclear or long-range missile test, even both.
4- Asian stocks tumbled today following the previous day’s sell-off on Wall Street, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropping by more than 2%, leading a tumble in regional markets.
5- The United States on Wednesday reopened its embassy in Kyiv, which had been closed in mid-February before Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States also announced to send a new ambassador to Ukraine.
6- Wang Shujun, a Chinese-American citizen, and four Chinese intelligence agents have been charged with espionage in connection with an alleged spying and cross-border crackdown on Chinese dissidents living in the US, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday (May 18).
7- On Wednesday (May 18), more than half of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to include Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
8- The European Union on Wednesday announced its “REPowerEU” energy plan of investing 300 billion euros in the future to accelerate the energy transition, reducing dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
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Original Article：2022年5月19日战时快讯 – GNEWS
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