Chinese companies and individuals own farmland across America. But lawmakers in Washington are pushing to block any purchases that could be connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
China has put the finishing touches on a sweeping leadership reshuffle that has been years in the making and puts trusted allies of leader Xi Jinping in key spots throughout the administration.
China is proposing to overhaul its science, technology and finance regulators as part of a stiff competition with rivals while also tamping down risk at home.
China's ruling party kicks off a national congress on Sunday in which Xi Jinping is expected to secure a third term as party boss and chief of the military.
On the anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the country's top diplomat in Washington says it has "no interest in global dominance or hegemony; we just want our people to have a better life."
If found guilty, the protesters reportedly could face up to 10 years in jail. Demonstrations began several weeks ago over an extradition bill and have grown to include other demands.
The statement on the appointment of bishops in China has sparked confusion and criticism among some Catholics. The pope reassured them that functionaries won't be named to deal with religious issues.
U.S. officials say the bank had a program to hire the friends and relatives of Chinese government officials who could send business its way.