A man attacks a kindergarten class in Kaiyuan, China, with chemical spray, injuring 51 children and three teachers.
China lowers the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old for "abominable" crimes such as murder or causing injury that leads to death or severe disabilities by extremely cruel means. The measure was passed by the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
A man is sentenced to death for murdering a doctor in Beijing on New Year's Eve. The murder was the latest in a string of attacks on medical staff in China by angry relatives blaming them for the lack of medical resources and services.
India has become the world's third-largest economy in purchasing power parity after the United States and China, moving ahead of Japan according to World Bank report. The last survey in 2005 had placed India in 10th place.
China releases the Tibetan writer, Kalsang Tsultrim, who was arrested in China earlier this year for what China termed a "political error". [http:--news.in.msn.com-national-article.aspx?cp-documentid=4471916 (MSN)]date=April 2020