A New Zealand-Australian man goes on trial in China charged with attempting to smuggle 30kg (66lb) of crystal meth out of the country.
US fashion editors lavished attention on the celebrities at this year's Met Ball on a Chinese theme. But China's microbloggers were also watching.
A move by Shanghai to ban the husbands, wives and children of top officials from running businesses is met with widespread scepticism.
Carrie Gracie on Chinese news this week
Will HSBC move back to its first home?
The BBC's Bill Hayton on the archipelago at the centre of a major dispute in the South China Sea
Washington and Tokyo ties cause concern in Beijing
Women in China continue to protest against sexism online
The perils of speaking a foreign tongue
From earthquake efforts in Nepal to Katy Perry - the BBC's Carrie Gracie on what's been making news in China this week.
Who was to blame for the deaths of 1,201 people?