The China National Space Administration probe Chang'e 5 lifts off from the surface of the moon as it begins a journey back to Earth after collecting samples of lunar soil. The ascender will rendezvous with the orbiter, transferring over the samples, and the orbiter will then land at a location in Inner Mongolia, China.
After a standoff, police in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia shoot and kill a hostage taker who had taken three hostages with a homemade gun. The case comes less than a year after five were killed in a shooting in Inner Mongolia, and the case is under investigation.
Li Jinbin becomes Communist Party Secretary (top official) of Anhui, succeeding Wang Xuejun.Chen Quanguo becomes Communist Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, succeeding Zhang Chunxian, who will take on another office.Li Jiheng becomes Communist Party Secretary of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, succeeding Wang Jun.
A Chinese court sentences a forklift driver to death for killing a protester in an incident that started unrest in Inner Mongolia. [http:--www.straitstimes.com-BreakingNews-Asia-Story-STIStory_682301.html ("Straits Times")]date=August 2019