The birth of three baby pandas has been described as a "miracle" by staff after the cubs became the first ever surviving panda triplets.
The son of a British investigator on trial in China has blamed British drugs company GlaxoSmithKline for misleading his parents.
In a Chinese court first, a gay man has been allowed to challenge the electric shock treatment meted out by a conversion clinic.
A British man and his wife went on trial in Shanghai today for illegally obtaining and selling private information about Chinese nationals.
The arrest of Peter William Humphrey and Yingzeng Yu last year coincided with a Chinese bribery investigation into pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
The couple were investigators who operated a small firm in China that helped corporate clients screen potential partners and employees and watch for embezzlement.
Glaxo said it hired Yu and Humphrey to investigate a security breach but prosecutors have not said whether the two cases are linked.
The death toll in southern China's earthquake has increased to 589, local authorities say.
The number of people killed in an earthquake in China has risen to at least 398 with 1,800 injured, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
About 12,000 homes collapsed when the quake struck on Sunday afternoon, around 230 miles north-east of Yunnan province's capital, Kunming.
Rescuers, many digging by hand, have found scores of survivors including a five-year-old boy whose legs were injured, Xinhua reported.
Firefighters rescued 32 people who had been trapped but had retrieved the bodies of 43 residents.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area were complicating efforts to bring tents, water, food and other relief supplies to survivors.
Rainstorms are expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.
The number of people killed in an earthquake in China has risen to "at least 381", according to the Associated Press.
Around 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located in China's Yunnan province, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Resident Ma Liya told the agency the streets were like a "battlefield after a bombardment" and far worse than a quake which struck the area in 2012 killing 81 people.
Chinese news channel CCTV said 1,891 were injured, three were missing and 29,400 had been evacuated.
At least 367 people have been killed and 1,881 injured after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China, causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse.
China has dispatched more than 2,500 troops to help with the rescue effort after 6.3 earthquake struck the Yunnan Province in the countries south west, according to state news agency Xinhua.
At least 175 people have been killed and 181 others are missing according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs. More than 1,400 people were injured, Xinhua reported.
At least 175 people died after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in southwestern China.
More than 180 people are missing and 1,400 injured in a remote area of Yunnan province, where thousands of buildings, including a school, collapsed after the quake.
The government is sending 2,000 tents, 3,000 folding beds, 3,000 quilts and 3,000 coats to the disaster zone, where heavy rain forecast for the coming days will add to the misery, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Footage from Chinese media shows the moment a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in southwestern China, reportedly killing at least 150 people.
People can be seen rushing out of buildings and into the street as the ground shakes violently.
At least 150 people have died after a strong earthquake struck in south-west China, state media reports.
The magnitude 6.3 quake hit Yunnan province, with the epicentre in Longtoushan town in Yunnan's Ludian county - home to 265,900 people.