Animal rights groups are calling for an end to the controversial annual dog meat festival in China's southerly Guangxi province. Activists presented a petition urging authorities to ban the festival which is set to begin on June 21.
China has announced it will launch two taikonauts who will dock with its new orbiting space laboratory. The Shenzhou 11 mission is slated to launch early Monday morning from a remote northwestern province.
Opposition to eating dog meat is increasing, just as the Chinese are becoming major dog lovers. But what will be the environmental impact of tens of millions of new pets in the world's most populous country?
At least four people have died in China as Typhoon Mujigae hit the southern coast. More than a dozen people are missing. The main affected areas are the provinces of Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi.
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