At least seven people were feared missing after concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan.
Zeng Yawen's outdoor laboratory in the hills of southern China is a trove of potential -- rice that thrives in cool temperatures or high altitudes.
A company in eastern China was ordered to stop production after food safety officials found it was repackaging the filling from two-year-old rice dumplings. Officials in east China's Anhui province ordered a recall of all "zongzi", a traditional snack made of glutinous rice and other fillings usually wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Multinational corporations should help redress imbalances in the world economy by putting a higher priority on investing in developing countries, Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Friday. Hu said China will accelerate reforms of its economy to counter its growing and politically contentious trade imbalances.
High oil prices are among the biggest threats to the global economy and more needs to be done to increase oil production, refining capacity and investment, top financial officials of the world's leading economies said on Sunday. The Group of 20 wrapped up two days of meetings in the outskirts of Beijing.
The last time an ousted Chinese leader died, in 1989, millions marched in the streets and gathered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in student-led protests that shook Beijing's Communist Party leadership to the core. Today's leaders looked determined to ensure that the death of former leader Zhao Ziyang on Monday does not result in similar upheavals.
Floods unleashed by torrential rains have killed at least 114 people and left dozens more missing in southwestern China, prompting authorities to put the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric project on alert, officials reported on Tuesday. Authorities called in thousands of army and navy personnel to help after five days of continual downpours in Sichuan province.
Typhoon Aere crashed into mainland China, unleashing torrential rains and prompting the evacuation of nearly a million people as the death toll climbed to 35 on Thursday after a mudslide killed 15 villagers in Taiwan, burying all of the village's homes in just 10 seconds. Meanwhile, another typhoon is building up.