China announces the successful first launch of the Smart Dragon-1 fr de carrier rocket.
A chain reaction of exploding trucks triggered by a blast during the delivery of acetylene gas at a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou, China, kills 23 people and injures at least 22 others.
China informs India that it must withdraw its troops for any dialogue to occur as tensions rise between China and India and Bhutan over the disputed territory of Doklam.
China launches Shenzhou 11, the country's sixth manned spaceflight mission and the first one to the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, with two taikonauts on a 30-day mission.
The finals of the robot football World Cup are held. A Chinese team defeats the Netherlands in the finals of the middle-weight non-humanoid league, while another lost in the final of the small humanoid class to a team from Japan.
Under investigation for corruption, Mao Xiaofeng resigns as the President of Minsheng Banking Corporation. China's Communist Party anti-graft agency links him and disgraced Chinese official Ling Jihua.
The People's Republic of China claims to have arrested 29 people following recent terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang region.
Thirty-six people are killed in a bus crash near Yan'an, Shaanxi province of China.
Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Chongqing Politburo leader Bo Xilai, is given a suspended death sentence for the murder of Neil Heywood in China.
China criticizes Vietnam for passing a law that claims sovereignty of the Spratly Islands.
China cracks down on dissenters, banning two leading human rights lawyers from practicing and exiling a leading HIV-AIDS campaigner from the country.