Twenty-one coal miners have been killed and one man is missing after a fire ripped through pits in north-east China.
The fire at the Xinghua Mine in Jixi, Heilongjiang Province, was brought under control overnight.
A total of 38 workers were in the coal mine when the blaze broke out, 16 of whom managed to escape.
The bodies have been removed and searches continue for the one still missing.
The leaders of China and Taiwan have met for talks for the first time in more than 60 years.Read the full story ›
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday.
Xinhua did not elaborate on the meeting, the first between the two sides since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.
Taiwan's government had earlier announced the meeting, saying the leaders would discuss cross-strait issues.
At least 17 people have died after a two-storey building collapsed on construction workers in central China.
According to the Associated Press the building collapsed as workers tried to prop up the structure's second floor during renovations in Henan province on Friday afternoon.
China has threatened the United States with war after an American warship was sent into disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to statement by the Chinese navy.
China's naval commander Admiral Wu Shengli, in a teleconference with his US counterpart Admiral John Richardson, said that if the US continued what it called the "dangerous and provocative acts", there was a risk it could lead to "a minor incident that sparks war."
China has tried to claim waters around the Spratly islands reaching 12 nautical miles out to sea, which the US has refused to recognise.
China has lifted its one-child restriction on families allowing all couples to have up to two offspring.Read the full story ›
China is not frightened of going to war with the United States in the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper has said.Read the full story ›
China react angrily after it claims US warship entered disputed waters around the once uninhabited Spratly islands in the South China Sea.Read the full story ›
Six pairs of giant panda twins made their first public appearance on Monday in China's Sichuan province.Read the full story ›