Beijing responds to the situation in Afghanistan. Chinese officials describe the Taliban as more “sober and rational” than in the past. The United States is limiting passenger capacities for some Chinese flights. It comes after Beijing imposed similar limits on some American flights. Huawei faces a new lawsuit, filed by an American company. It accuses the Chinese telecom giant of espionage and stealing trade secrets. A Chinese Communist Party official breaks the country’s embezzlement record, taking $460 million. But the true figure could be even higher. Chinese farmers who suffered flood damage receive little to no support from authorities. Only a few dollars are given as compensation for a land lot as big as an NBA basketball court.