"No one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done," Chinese President Xi Jinping says in a speech on "reforms and opening up" at Beijing's imposing Great Hall of the People.
South Korea's May 18 Memorial Foundation says it will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to atrocities against Rohingya Muslim minority.
Pyongyang's stinging response comes after US introduced sanctions on three officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, for alleged human rights abuses.
At least 42 people injured as a blast occurred in a restaurant in northern Japan's Sapporo city. The cause of the explosion is not known.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang says entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig have been taken into custody on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of China.
Michael Kovrig's detention comes after police in Canada arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies on December 1 at the request of US authorities.
Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on November 19 on suspicion of conspiring to understate his compensation by about half of the actual $88 million (10 billion yen) over five years from 2010.
The news of Meng's arrest has roiled stock markets and drawn condemnation from Chinese authorities, although the US president and his top economic advisers have played down its importance to trade talks after Xi and Trump agreed to a truce.
A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China.
The Chinese tech giant has been a target of unsubstantiated spying accusations for years as it outshined companies such as Apple and Cisco in sales.
A journalist who went public with her rape allegation is changing the rules in a country where male privilege dominates culture and consent is a blurred line.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States, which seeks to extradite her in a move that could blow tensions between the two powers wide open.
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