China on Sunday reported two human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in southwestern city of Guiyang, the Ministry of Health announced.
Top auditing body has said it spotted about 9,400 clues on alleged serious malpractices and transferred them to judicial departments in the past five years.
The number of railway passengers is expected to fall sharply to 2.39 million on Sunday, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
The government plans to rebuild three million houses for rural residents in 2013, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
US President Barack Obama will describe his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
China will boost the annual output value of its resource recycling industry to $287b by 2015 as part of the country's bid to develop a circular economy.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has extended festival greetings to construction workers, street cleaners, police and taxi drivers ahead of the Spring Festival, which falls on Sunday this year.
Premier Wen Jiabao spent the Chinese Lunar New Year eve with locals who survived a 2008 deadly earthquake and a 2010 devastated mudslide in northwest China's Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.
Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian 137 continued its regular patrol in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on the eve of the Spring Festival.
German Education Minister Annette Schavan announced her resignation on Saturday after a university stripped her of her doctorate for plagiarism.
A 7.0-magnitude quake jolted Colombia at 10:16 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
US President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to find a balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform, as they negotiated ways to cut deficit.