The British embassy in China has urged "heightened vigilance" after receiving information of "possible threats" against Westerners in a popular shopping area of Beijing.
The British Embassy Beijing has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day. British citizens are urged to exercise heightened vigilance.
Armed police are patrolling Sanlitun, an area popular with tourists with many big-name brands, restaurants and embassies in the vicinity, according to reports from Associated Press.
The American and French embassies have echoed the warnings.
A young worker has been found buried alive under debris more than 60 hours after a massive landslide which devastated a city in China.Read the full story ›
Drone footage shows the devastation caused after a landslide in southern China where 91 people are reported missing.
The number is a sharp increase from earlier reports of the disaster, which saw a a huge mound of construction waste collapse and bury 33 buildings in Shenzhen in China's Guangdong province.
Buildings destroyed include 14 factories, two offices and three dormitories.
Premier Li Keqiang ordered an official investigation into the disaster at the Hengtaiyu industrial park.
The landslide was caused by the build-up of waste construction mud in the vicinity, the Ministry of Land and Resources said in a post on its official Weibo account.
At least 27 people are missing after a landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, burying 22 buildings.
Hundreds of rescuers workers have been searching for survivors among the debris.
Four people have been rescued with three sustaining minor injuries, Xinhua news agency reported.
A nearby section of China's major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded, the official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster said.
More than 60 million children have been left behind by their parents who head to the cities in search of a better life.Read the full story ›
Police have clashed with protesters outside the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer who criticised China's communist party online.Read the full story ›
Schools and businesses have been closed as Beijing issued its first ever red alert for smog.Read the full story ›
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 ›