Local media accused Washington of trying to “persuade Vietnam to confront China” over the South China Sea dispute.
Authorities said they will also “crack down on cults” in the runup to the September meeting in the eastern city of Hangzhou.
Tsai Ing-wen said she wanted dialogue with China, but her refusal to accept Beijing’s “One China Policy” may lead to heightened tensions.
Analysts predict a difficult start as Taiwan’s first female leader, Tsai Ing-wen, takes office, but $200 billion in trade with China may prevent extreme volatility.
Beijing will introduce preferential policies on land use, approvals and financial support to stop manufacturers from quitting the country for cheaper parts of Asia.
A 6,000-strong police force was deployed to protect top legislator Zhang Dejiang amid tensions over Hong Kong’s calls for greater democracy from its Chinese rulers.
The 50th anniversary of the disastrous upheaval that took at least 1.5 million lives has been buried by state media, putting to one side parallels with the current leader's rule.
Inland Chinese cities where some residents had never watched movies are suddenly home to sprawling multiplexes.
President Xi Jinping said China needed structural change, and appeared to admit errors in handling the economy — though he said the country could not follow neo-liberal policies.
A source told the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily that Beijing should rein in leverage and accept slower growth.
Shanghai arrested 1,100 people for civil disobedience in March. What were they doing? Driving for Uber and other ride-hailing apps — and challenging China’s tightly regulated taxi sector.
The media criticized North Korea’s nuclear program, but suggested Pyongyang was willing to emerge from isolation and reform its economy, adding that China will never “curse the country.”
Experts said Donald Trump might seek to put more economic pressure on China, but was less likely than Hillary Clinton to pressure Beijing over geopolitics.
In comments likely to alarm religious believers, Zhu Weiqun, a senior advisor on religion, said “Marxist atheism” was China’s guiding ideology and should be widely promoted.
President Xi Jinping said cliques in the party were defying its decisions, in a sign of tensions deepening over the anti-graft campaign and discipline crackdown.
China’s manufacturing data for April appears to confirm that, despite signs of stabilization in the first quarter, it is too early to speak of a recovery.
Critics say the new law, which requires all foreign nongovernmental organizations to be approved and scrutinized by Chinese police, could damage international cooperation.
Chinese state media has questioned the GOP front-runner’s desire for friendly relations, terming his foreign policy “inconsistent.”
Analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report that slowing economic growth will not affect the rapid expansion of overseas takeovers by Chinese businesses.
China’s leadership has called for further “localization” of religion to prevent foreign infiltration, as more party members become believers.