A spate of attacks on Chinese students at Australia's most prestigious university has prompted police to ramp up its security presence at the Melbourne campus.
A group of 20 Chinese tourists have been moved away from an earthquake-hit area of Japan, China's consulate-general in Fukuoka said on Sunday.
The desperate search for survivors has intensified in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan's deadly earthquake.
Some 600 civilians were killed and hundreds others wounded in Afghanistan's conflicts and war in first quarter of the year, the UN mission in the country says.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency said that the massive quake on Saturday was the main event while the 6.5-magnitude quake earlier that killed at least 9 people was a foreshock.
China on Saturday expressed sympathy to Japan over the powerful earthquakes that has rattled Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan's southwestern Kyushu island.
A major travel agency said on Saturday a group of 20 Chinese nationals visiting Japan's earthquake-hit area is safe. The agency confirmed that they are working with local rescuers to help them get out of the area safely.
A M7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan Saturday, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds more, just one day after a quake killed nine in the same region.
Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan was hit again by a magnitude-7.2 earthquake on Saturday at 1:25 local time.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near Kumamoto in southern Japan on Friday at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the Geological Survey said.
China urged all parties to avoid any action that might worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula following a reportedly failed launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile by Pyongyang on Friday.