Prosecuting departments in 13 cities and regions will be given the green light to file charges in defense of the public interest in broader areas, especially in cases of serious environmental damage.
China is still facing a grim task in combating drug offenses involving foreigners, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Public Security.
Human traffickers are likely to face tougher penalties, and the list of punishable terrorist activities is set to be expanded.
China had 2.95 million registered drug addicts at the end of 2014, but the real number of those who have used narcotics is thought to exceed 14 million, the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday.
The local police destroyed more than 1,200 kilograms of drugs on Tuesday, three days ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The Palace Museum in Beijing may have wider jurisdiction over its neighboring areas in the future, according to a draft blueprint released on Tuesday.
The number of Chinese drug addicts and users, especially those taking synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, has been rising sharply, leading to more violent crimes, a senior official said.
Some of the confiscated smuggled frozen meat is far older than the given expiration dates suggest, with some being more than 40 years old.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with King Philippe of Belgium on Tuesday afternoon, looking forward to "even better" ties between the two nations.
Restaurateurs in Yulin held an annual dog meat festival Monday despite international criticism of the event as cruel and unhygienic.
Chinese engineers are developing laser radar equipment that can monitor and analyze air pollutants such as PM2.5, the leader of the project has revealed.
A 450-bed center has been chosen to receive those who became childless after their only child died because of disease or accident.