Both Wuhan and Suzhou were hit by separate tornadoes that wreaked havoc across the central and eastern parts of the country.
China’s first Mars landing follows its launch last month of the main section of what will be a permanent space station and a mission that brought back rocks from the moon late last year.
Japan is resisting calls to cancel the Olympics, having already gone over budget by billions.
Alibaba’s first operating loss since its IPO comes after it was fined $2.78 billion as part of a push by regulators to rein in digital platforms that have unprecedented influence over the lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.
China is facing criticism for taking a gamble on where the rocket will land, risking damage and casualties. Modern rockets can now carry out controlled descents, which China has yet to achieve.
The world’s second-largest economy extended its impressive trade performance in April, with exports unexpectedly accelerating and import growth hitting a decade high.
China's mania for mystery toy "blind boxes" has made fortunes for toymakers but social media users say the latest fad for live cats, dogs and reptiles sold in mystery boxes on e-commerce sites at low prices is a step too far.
The prominent anti-Beijing activist is already serving a 13.5 month jail sentence for taking part in a protest during the 2019 unrest.
Carrie Lam says the government is researching “fake news” to tackle “misinformation, hatred and lies” but has no timetable for the law, which comes after the imposition of a sweeping national security law in 2020.
Passengers will be able to take the robotaxis in western Beijing's Shougang Park and will pay $4.6 per ride.
People in Wuhan, where Covid-19 first emerged, lived through more than two months of stringent restrictions during the world's first coronavirus-induced lockdown. Since then the city has been almost completely virus-free.
US President Biden had said that his administration would deal with the threat posed by Pyongyang's nuclear programme "through diplomacy as well as stern deterrence".
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