China urged the United States to stop "sending the wrong signals" to Taiwan independence forces, as the island's new leader Tsai Ing-wen contacted several US congressmen.
Some 23,500 accidents occurred in China during the first half of the year, resulting in 14,100 deaths, a senior official said on Thursday.
The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Party of China (CPC) named and shamed officials in 90 cases of misconduct on Thursday.
China welcomes foreign NGOs to China and will offer them a better working environment, senior officials said.
When offenders can't pay compensation, money can be provided by judicial action
China said its naval drill in the South China Sea is within its sovereign rights, and it urged the Philippines to come back to the negotiating table to solve its maritime disputes with China regardless of an arbitrary tribunal's ruling.
Premier Li made a non-stop visit to Fuyang in Anhui province, Yueyang in Hunan province and Wuhan in Hubei province on July 5 -6 ,to inspect flood control and rescue and relief work in areas along the Yangtze River and Huaihe River.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police will send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief on the direct orders of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Premier Li Keqiang called for better scientific planning and a greater sense of responsibility in flood prevention and control during a meeting with provincial leaders of flooded areas.
A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry has called for objectivity on Chinese military drills in the South China Sea after official Vietnamese protests on the matter.
He was among 200 officials from Beijing and neighboring Hebei Province asked to swap jobs for a year, often leaving their families behind, as part of the efforts to advance regional integration.
Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan's Yangtze River embankment on Wednesday after the city was devastated by recent deluges, leaving traffic suspended in many places.