1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is a state investment fund that has been embroiled in a corruption case connected to Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, since July 2015. As part of the corruption accusations, 1MDB’s “strategic partnership” with the Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) became litigated, and the Financial Times now reports that China is willing to help the Malaysian fund settle its $6.5 billion dispute with IPIC.
China says it was Thailand’s decision to detain and deport Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
China's Vice Foreign Minister said, "As for Joshua Wong, him not being allowed into Thailand, this was the Thai government's decision made in accordance with its relevant immigration rules and laws," but he did not comment on reports that the action was taken at China's request.
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