Last week, the police announced they had arrested 16 players, coaches, and minor officials accused of match-fixing and betting scams.
Thousands are expected at a government-led rally in Lhasa as Chinese soldiers with tear gas patrol the streets in a bid to prevent a riot similar to the one in March.
China is due to unveil a new proposal at the gathering Tuesday, but its plans to cut "carbon intensity" rather than limit emissions may not satisfy US lawmakers.
Police reported 77 new needle attacks in 24 hours, a state paper said. Similar news last week prompted huge protests and fear of more ethnic clashes. But some questioned how rampant the attacks really were.
The Monitor's language columnist is surprised to realize just how many words are based on the idea of sitting.
Fans from Asia to Europe lined up to watch the movie premiere Wednesday. The Vatican newspaper praised its promotion of friendship and sacrifice.
The terrorist group has reportedly vowed to attack Chinese in North Africa to avenge the deaths of Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Province.
Beijing urged Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to retract his statement that China is committing "genocide" against its Muslim minority.