The death toll from the Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star, which capsized on the Yangtze River on June 1, rose to 434 on Monday afternoon. Eight people are still missing.
Beijing said "no other country has the right to interfere" in the South China Sea, responding to Japan's stated intention to put discussion of the issue on the G7 summit's agenda.
This week, about 9.4 million high school students will heave a collective sigh of relief. They would have just completed the national college entrance examination, or gaokao.
Senior military official Fan Changlong left Beijing for the United States on Monday, the highest-level visit by a Chinese military leader to the country since China's leadership transition in 2012.
China is making greater efforts to ensure citizens' right to impartial trial to promote judicial fairness, justice and human rights, a white paper on China's human rights said on Monday.
All of the 9.42 million Chinese students who took the gaokao, or national college entrance exam, on Sunday, know that the results will decide which domestic university they can attend.
Students in Jiangxi province taking the ongoing national college entrance exam should expect a stricter check on their identities on Monday after authorities captured two people taking Sunday's tests for other students.
Travel agencies and packages catering to elderly Chinese say business is booming, amid overall growth in the country's travel industry.
Cruise ship Eastern Star capsizes in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in Hubei province. Four hundred fifty-six people were aboard－405 tourists, 46 crew members and five tour guides.
The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River has climbed to 396 while another 46 people remain missing.
Students carrying books leave for home at Wanzhi Education School, a school special for second-time applicants for college, in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, June 4, 2015.
The Fifth China-Japan Finance Dialogue was held in Beijing on Saturday after about two years of delay due to sour relations.