A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.
China's Communist-controlled legislature passed a law imposing new regulations on foreign non-government organizations on Thursday, authorities said.
Harry Wu, a former political prisoner who dedicated his later life to exposing abuses in China's brutal prison labor camp system, has died. He was 79.
China's national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign non-governmental groups by bringing them under direct police supervision.
Chinese religious groups must obey the staunchly atheist ruling Communist Party, mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping has told a key meeting on religion according to state media, as Beijing tightens controls on civil society organizations and churches.
A mainland Chinese lawyer said police stopped five Western diplomats who were trying to visit her in Beijing on Saturday after she had been prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work.
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured by storms raging in southwestern China that blew down a market building, state media reported on Friday.
A fire caused by an explosion at a chemical and fuel storage facility in the mainland Chinese city of Jingjiang may affect thousands of nearby residents as well as key environmental resources, activists said Saturday.
Authorities in eastern China have halted plans to build a trash incinerator after rowdy street protests by residents and the arrests of two women.
Beijing, April 21 (CNA) Officials of Taiwan and China have agreed to jointly investigate telecom fraud rings run by Taiwanese in Kenya and Malaysia that have allegedly targeted Chinese citizens, the head of a Taiwanese official delegation said Thursday.