Retirees have protested in two Chinese cities over fears that the authorities will dip into their personal health savings accounts to cover public budget shortfalls.
The ability of residents Hong Kong to cross into mainland is one of the most visible signs of China's easing of border restrictions, with travelers arriving no longer required to undergo quarantines.
The U.S. military said that the incident occurred Dec. 21 when a Chinese jet fighter flew in front of and within 20 feet of the nose of a U.S. military reconnaissance plane.
President Xi Jinping warned against meddling in China's dealings with Taiwan during a phone call with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, that gave no indication of progress on diplomatic relations.
The leader of the self-governing East Asian island condemned violence following the deadly attack against a Taiwanese congregation in California.
In 1962, thousands of Indians of Chinese descent were sent to prison camps during a brief war with Beijing. Recent clashes on the India-China border have revived Chinese Indians' fears of persecution.