China's disease control authority will carry out a study to find out how PM 2.5, or particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, affect people's health in 10 cities that recently saw the worst pollution of that kind.
Warmer weather most of China has been enjoying will end at the weekend when a cold front will sweep through the country, bringing strong winds and causing temperatures to drop by up to 12 C.
A man freed without charges being brought after he was placed under house detention for 244 days has been awarded 54,000 yuan ($8,600) in compensation in Guangzhou.
The people who live in China's capital are often depicted as cold-hearted and unfriendly, but the latest volunteer figures show more than 2 million people have signed up to give their time to helping others.
Women who believe their husbands are cheating should get more evidence as most face a disadvantage in divorce cases.
Shanghai will set up another 150 free Wi-Fi hotspots in 2013, bringing the total number to 450.
Thousands of people gathered in a square in Jilin province to mourn the case of a baby who was apparently murdered by a thief who found the two-month-old boy sleeping in a car he had stolen.
Southwest China's Guizhou province will continue to boost its baijiu, or white liquor, industry, which will likely not be affected by the country's recent ban on alcohol in military units.
The capital's main female prison has eradicated illiteracy among inmates within five years, Beijing News reported Wednesday.
Coping with problems brought by a large population has become an unavoidable challenge facing megacities like Beijing, said a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC).
Easing road congestion has been placed at the top of Beijing's work agenda this year.
The Chinese character ren, a word that generally means "benevolence", has been selected by high school students in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, in a poll to highlight Chinese culture around the world.