It was the latest dispute in an decades-long argument over who in the Communist country has the authority to appoint bishops.
The two countries have long been embroiled in a bitter dispute over their border, with both sides accusing soldiers of crossing over into the other's territory.
3-day feast starts one day later for millions of Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Mynmar, Nepal, S. Africa, Sri Lanka
Pro-democracy activists including high-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong draped a black flag over a statue symbolising Hong Kong's return to China in an early morning act of defiance.
The defendants pleaded guilty and 16 were given nine- and 10-month sentences, which include time served since they were arrested in October, meaning they could be released over the next two months.
Thousands of emergency workers have been digging through rocks and earth since Saturday when a landslide entombed 62 homes in Xinmo, a mountain village in Sichuan province.
Chinese foreign minister meets top Afghan leadership during unannounced visit to Kabul
Search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
Scholarships will be granted over the next ten years, Chinese foreign minister says
Move estimated to save company $1B in investment costs
The incident happened when Flight MU744 from Charles de Gaulle Airport was descending to land at Kunming Changshui International Airport in Yunnan province, Xinhua news agency reported.
State media posted images of Thursday's blast in eastern Xuzhou city showing victims strewn on the concrete, some with their clothes torn off by the force of the blast while one woman clutched a screaming child.
The public security ministry said in a statement that the suspect was a 22-year-old man with health problems who rented a room near the kindergarten in Fengxian, where Thursday's blast occurred.
"This is the cost the Tsai administration needs to pay," the newspaper said in an editorial.
Terrified passengers described a very loud noise soon after flight MU736 left Sydney Airport for Shanghai at 8.30pm (1030 GMT) on Sunday.
The EU took the latest action against China, which makes more than half the world's steel, for allegedly flooding global markets in violation of international trade agreements.
Beijing expresses concern over reported killing of Chinese teachers abducted last month in Balochistan
Trump's decision has jolted the international community and could put China, the world's top carbon emitter, in a position to fill the leadership void on curbing global warming.
Published Tuesday, the Pentagon report estimated that China spent $180 billion last year on its military -- the world's largest -- a figure well over the country's official $140 billion defence budget.
The move follows an investigation that discovered the nation's spy agency had warned the country's political elite two years ago about taking donations from two billionaires with links to the Chinese Communist Party.
America's top diplomat, speaking after talks in Sydney, also gave a brief response to the unfolding crisis in the Gulf, where Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have all announced they are severing ties with gas-rich Qatar.