A heavy-duty semi-trailer collides with a four-wheel tractor at the Shuangxingling section of Dasizhan Town, Boli County, Heilongjiang, China, causing 15 deaths and one injury.
For the second consecutive day, Taiwan reports an incursion of its air defense identification zone by China's People's Liberation Army Air Force. The incursion involved 12 fighter jets, two anti-submarine aircraft and a reconnaissance plane. Taiwan deployed air defence missile systems in response, according to a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.
China reports 144 new cases, the majority in Hebei and Heilongjiang provinces. This is the highest number of daily cases in the past 10 months and brings the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 87,988.
State-run oil company Saudi Aramco suspends plans to build a US$10 billion oil refinery in Liaoning, China, due to decreased global demand for oil. Its Chinese partners said they will press ahead with the project.
Japan announces it will raise military spending (1.1%) for an eighth consecutive year to a record high as it invests in ballistic missile and air defence to counter a perceived threat from North Korea and China.
The bodies of 21 coal miners are retrieved from an unlicensed coal mine in the Chinese city of Qitaihe in the province of Heilongjiang. Four people have been arrested including the owner of the mine and three managers.
Jia Jia, a columnist for China's Tencent media company is reported missing after not being heard from since Tuesday, when he was on his way to Hong Kong. He was last heard from when he tried to warn a friend about publishing an anonymous letter calling for China's paramount leader Xi Jinping's resignation.
The United States and China hold joint naval exercises in the Atlantic Ocean near Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida. The United States missile destroyer USS Mason and guided missile cruiser USS Monterey along with other ships in the Atlantic, conduct drills with China's guided-missile frigate Yiyang, guided-missile destroyer Jinan, and oil tanker Qiandao Hu.