Shanghai's food safety watchdog said on Thursday that it would continue its crackdown on substandard meat products, after nine restaurants were closed and hundreds more found to be violating food safety rules.
Taiwan dispatched a large investigative delegation to the Philippines after Manila's fence-mending efforts failed to quell escalating tension.
Taiwan-Philippines dispute grows
Chinese State Council published a list of items that no longer require central government approval, or have been delegated to lower-level authorities.
Officials must improve their work style
Taipei imposed further sanctions on Manila on Wednesday, despite an apology from Philippine President Benigno Aquino that attempted to ease a weeklong rift between the two economies.
Philippines to convey apology to Taiwan
Taiwan dissatisfied with Philippine response