An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of the Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to the city government and local media.
Hong Kong's feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of five city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.
China warned Wednesday against Hong Kong pro-independence parties running in the city's upcoming elections as the movement gains traction among some young campaigners.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Friday to mark the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China, with pro-independence groups rallying for the first time amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip.
A powerful tornado killed 51 people and destroyed large numbers of buildings Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, state media reported.
Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village's democratically elected leader and historic seizures of land.
Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left "petrified" by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in mainland China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.
Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a city bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for trading titles critical of Beijing.
A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded and kept in a tiny cell by the mainland Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.
A member of a kidnap gang that abducted a Hong Kong heiress for a multimillion U.S. dollar ransom was jailed for 12 years Thursday after what the judge described as a "terrible ordeal" for the victim.