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.
The People's Republic of China claims that the Golden Triangle regions of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are the source of most of its imports of heroin and methamphetamine. The region has been known for drug cultivation for centuries. [http:--abcnews.go.com-International-wireStory-china-golden-triangle-source-dangerous-drugs-31984860 (AP via ABC News America)]date=August 2019