Chinese police beat protesters and fire tear gas after demonstrators storm government buildings in Haimen (70km NNW from Shanghai), in protest against a local 'polluting' coal-powered electricity generation plant.
The People's Republic of China dismisses reports of the death of former President Jiang Zemin as "pure rumour". [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-afp-20110707-wl_asia_afp-chinapoliticspartyjiang (AFP via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019
A North Korean fighter plane crashes in China near the border, killing the pilot and possibly a second pilot bailing out. Pictures posted by local residents show a Soviet plane design which were used in the Korean War. It is suggested to have been a defection attempt.