Water levels are starting to recede in central and eastern China Thursday following a week of heavy downpours that broke levees, flooded cities and villages, halted public transportation, and left at least 181 people dead or missing.
A UN panel says China has arbitrarily detained an American woman in violation of international human rights law, bringing her case back into public attention ahead of a visit to Beijing by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
China's defence ministry has confirmed that Chinese and Japanese fighter jets had a confrontation over disputed waters in the East China Sea last month, and says the Chinese jets were only carrying out a routine patrol of the space.
China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.
A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread practice of harvesting organs from political prisoners so that they can be transplanted into foreigners who are willing to pay top dollar for the surgeries.