Hong Kong's leader on Sunday blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city's beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide.
Chinese government data showed consumer prices in June rose at the slowest pace in six months, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is still experiencing weak consumer demand amid a broad downturn.
Families of lawyers and rights activists detained by China's Communist authorities exactly a year ago urged authorities to stop harassing them on Saturday, as they repeated calls for the release of their relatives.
Overseas bar associations and lawyers' groups Saturday issued an open letter to mainland China leader Xi Jinping criticizing the mainland's detention of lawyers and activists exactly one year after the crackdown was launched.
Mainland Chinese warships, fighter jets and submarines held live-fire war games in the South China Sea, state media reported Saturday, just days ahead of an international tribunal's ruling on a challenge to Beijing's expansive claims in the waters.
Unresolved questions have haunted Yuan Shanshan since her husband, the human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi, was taken away a year ago by the police.
A fortune teller and close friend of mainland China's disgraced former security czar Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and illegal land transfers, a court said Friday.
BEIJING - An underground fire at an illegal coal mine in northeast China has left 11 people dead, with one still missing, state media reported Friday.
A man dug his dead mother from the ruins of her house in China after it was forcibly demolished, media said Friday, in apparently the country's latest deadly land dispute.
At least 35 have been killed in a landslide in China's northwestern Xinjiang region, state media reported Thursday.