A spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of People's Republic of China says Taiwan is barred from observing this year’s World Health Assembly because current President Tsai Ing-wen has not endorsed the Beijing view that both sides belong to a single China under the One-China policy; the spokesman further said that the health of people in Taiwan is not being put at risk by Taiwan's inability to attend.
Vietnam and China trade accusations over an incident in the South China Sea that led to the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat yesterday.
At least 21 people die as two coal mines in the People's Republic of China flood.
Art exhibit of Chinese dissident, Ai Weiwei, jailed by the Chinese government last month for unspecified "economic crimes," opens in New York City.
The Chinese railway minister Liu Zhijun is placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations".
Computer security company McAfee says hackers based in the People's Republic of China have targeted computer networks of global oil companies and individuals in Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Greece, and the United States, to steal information starting in 2009.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife are reportedly beaten after filming a secret video showing their house arrest.
10 Chinese sailors are missing and 14 others are rescued after the cargo ship MV Hong Wei founders off the southeast coast of China.
China denies reports that it has banned export of rare earth mineral to the United States and Europe following similar measures against Japan.
A Chinese dissident lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing for over a year, says he is "free" and wanting to spend time away from media attention.