Pro-military junta nationalists stage protests against China outside the Chinese embassy and Yangon City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, accusing the Chinese government of secretly backing rebel forces in Shan State.
Myanmar's military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing holds an emergency meeting with the military in Yangon in response to recent advances by rebel forces in Shan State, and the killing of a Myanmar Army colonel.
The ASEAN Summit takes place virtually without the participation of Myanmar, following the bloc's decision to disinvite the country's military junta chief Min Aung Hlaing for refusing to cooperate on a peace process.
Security forces kill at least 54 anti-coup protesters in several cities, thirty-seven of whom were in Yangon. A policeman is also killed. It is the protests' deadliest day. The civilian Vice President, Mahn Win Khaing Than, says that they will pass legislation to "give people the right to defend themselves against the military" and calls for a "revolution" to overthrow the junta. Meanwhile, a junta spokesman labels the protesters as "criminals" but refuses to elaborate.
The Ministry of Emergency Management of China says that flooding in south and central China has killed more than a dozen people and forced hundreds of thousands to seek emergency shelter since 2 June.
China expels three journalists of "The Wall Street Journal" over an opinion piece called "China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia" that was deemed racist. The government demanded the newspaper apologize, which it declined. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the journalists have five days to leave the country and says the article "denigrated" China's efforts to combat the virus.
In northern Myanmar, around 300 villagers flee from their homes in Namtu Township, Shan State, after Northern Alliance insurgents take positions in the area, renewing fears of clashes between insurgents and government soldiers.