Four people are killed and 13 are injured after a gas explosion in Tianjin, China.
China reports its first confirmed case of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in a person who travelled to Tianjin from overseas on December 9.
Three people are killed and at least 60 more injured during a 6.0 earthquake in Yongchuan, Sichuan, China.
Montenegro receives 30,000 doses of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine donated by China.
Three large shipbuilders in the People's Republic of China announce that they are in talks to merge. This is part of an ongoing shake-up and consolidation of that industry in the face of high operational costs and sluggish new orders.
Vietnam seizes a Chinese fishing vessel for intruding in its waters and tows the vessel to the port of Hai Phong.
China has decided to end its controversial one-child policy after 36 years. It is to be replaced by a new two-child policy.
The People's Republic of China and Australia sign a free trade agreement in Canberra as Andrew Robb, Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment, warns that the United States Congress only has weeks to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Lawyers for imprisoned disabled Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan challenge her convictions for fraud and "picking quarrels" in court. [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-304584-lawyers-for-disabled-china-activist-appeal-conviction ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
At least 35 people are killed in an expressway accident in the north Chinese port city of Tianjin, while another 10 are killed in a 24-car pileup in the Lianyungang–Khorgas Expressway's Anhui section.
China's climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua states that the country's voluntary efforts supported by its own resources and technologies only accept "non-invasive" international consultation and analysis at the UNFCCC meeting in Tianjin, China.