The White House said noted its "growing concerns about China's aggressions" toward Taipei.
Franz Gayl, the Pentagon civil servant warning against war with China, told Newsweek he turned to Communist Party tabloid Global Times to address "American foreign policy decision makers."
China's Ministry of National Defense said the recent warplane activity near Taiwan was necessary to safeguard "national sovereignty."
Japan has reported unprecedented levels of Chinese coast guard activity in June near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Rumors about the state security minister's high-profile defection to the United States had been circulating in America's conservative circles for several weeks.
Chinese state security official Dong Jingwei reportedly took part in a Shanghai Pact secretaries meeting on Wednesday, while U.S. government sources told Newsweek that rumors about his alleged defection were untrue.
President Xi Jinping praised the first astronauts to occupy the Chinese space station's core module Tianhe, during a real-time conversation via video link on Wednesday.
Canada led 44 UN member states in a joint statement censuring China for human rights violations in Xinjiang, but Beijing received a supportive counterstatement from 65 countries.
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed through the sensitive waters of the Taiwan Strait for a sixth time under the Biden administration on Tuesday, drawing fresh criticism from China.
Rumors about the Chinese intelligence official's alleged defection to the United States began circulating earlier this month.
United Nations official Michelle Bachelet said she was seeking "meaningful access" to Xinjiang amid continued reports of "serious human rights violations."
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Beijing risked being shunned by the international community if it failed to cooperate in the next phase of the WHO's efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus.
After the U.S. expedited its donation of vaccines to Taiwan over the weekend, China's Foreign Ministry called it a "political maneuver" that interferes in its "internal affairs."
China's record-breaking air defense zone incursion of 28 aircraft on Tuesday followed a rebuke by the G7, likely pushed by President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Having already sent rovers to the moon and Mars, China will have a permanent human presence in space when astronauts occupy its completed space station next year.
The first of four crewed missions to the Chinese space station was successfully launched early Thursday as the nation's deep-space ambitions took another meaningful step forward.
Despite hesitation among European leaders to overtly challenge China, President Joe Biden ends his eight-day trip to Europe having secured back-to-back statements calling out Beijing's policies in a wide range of sectors.
Joe Biden's post-summit statement with the EU addressed the "systemic rivalry" with China and touched on issues ranging from human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong to security in the Taiwan Strait.
In a point-by-point rebuttal published online on Wednesday, China's Environment Ministry said CNN's reporting had an "erroneous concept" of nuclear safety.
The French minority owner of the Taishan power plant in China says it is investigating reports of a fission gas leak, but that it is too soon to say whether the site requires a complete shutdown.
Beijing on Tuesday dismissed the communiques coming out of the G7 and NATO summits, accusing Western countries of forming a "clique" to suppress China's development.
A rare intercept appeared to capture a Taiwanese radio operator's stark warning to Chinese military aircraft detected inside Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden attended G7 and NATO summits where leaders voiced concerns over Chinese policies in numerous sectors.
Official and unofficial media outlets in China have yet to report on the incident or the nuclear plant operator's statement in any meaningful way since it was released on Sunday.
Qi Fabao, one of five Chinese soldiers injured or killed in last summer's border clash with the Indian Army, spoke at a ceremony honoring the country's war dead on Thursday.
Workers unloading chemicals from a tank truck in southwest China were found unconscious following the chemical leak in the early hours of Saturday, according to a local government report.
Tianwen-1 mission rover Zhurong has now been operational on the Red Planet for 28 Martian days since its successful touchdown on May 15.
The People's Liberation Army has released images from a series of military exercises this week, following the high-profile visit to Taiwan by three U.S. senators on Sunday.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga mentioned Taiwan in Japan's legislature when discussing different countries' responses to their respective COVID-19 outbreaks on Wednesday.
Brent Christensen, who heads the American Institute in Taiwan, reaffirmed Washington's firm backing of Taiwan's leadership during an interview with Taipei newspaper 'Apple Daily.'