China has arrested an activist on a charge of subversion, says his brother and a rights group.
Chinese police say dissident artist Ai Weiwei could face investigation for bigamy and distributing pornography and barred him from travel.
Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng said on Saturday he has left a hospital in Beijing and believes he will be headed on a flight to the US.
China will press South Sudan for help in securing the release of 29 Chinese workers held by rebels and may ask the AU to mediate in negotiations.
According to some estimates, a third of China's population -- about 429-million -- are overweight or obese.
Sparking speculation about a leadership transition due in China next year, Chinese media has denied former president Jiang Zemin has died.
Hackers probably based in China tried to break into hundreds of Google mail accounts, including those of senior US government officials.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao defended six-party talks proposed by Beijing as the way to defuse volatile divisions on the Korean peninsula.
China told the United States on Wednesday that its first test-flight of a stealth fighter jet should not be seen as a threat.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left New Delhi on Friday, vowing that India will never be a rival, but his rhetoric has done little to lift Indian unease.