The municipal intermediate people's court for the eastern city of Dongying convicts Ni Fake, former Vice-Governor of Anhui in China, on charges of bribery and "amassing wealth of unclear origin", and sentences him to seventeen years in prison.
August 12 – More than two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin. Over 100 were killed and hundreds are injured. There were at least 700 tonnes of highly toxic sodium cyanide stored at the site. By August 15, local authorities ordered an evacuation.
September 7–Explosion at Nanming Chemical Co Ltd's plant in Lishui, Zhejiang – the fourth since Tianjin, this time caused by ignited methanol. No reported casualties.
September 30–17 Explosions at Liucheng County, Guangxi. Police reported 7 deaths, 51 injuries and 2 missing. Terrorism was ruled out, while speculation centered on fast delivery packages. One suspect was detained.