The government has issued a list of chemicals and industries where chemical pollution prevention and control efforts will be prioritized in the period up until 2015.
About 600,000 people are facing shortage of drinking water amid severe drought that hit Southwest China's Yunnan province for the fourth straight year.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Thursday that nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula should be solved through dialogue and consultation.
The Republic of Korea(ROK) and US forces are planning to stage joint annual military drills next month to enhance defense readiness.
John Kerry used his first public speech as US secretary of state on Wednesday to urge Americans' support for diplomacy, saying that automatic cuts to the federal budget would hurt both at home and abroad.
The Chinese military has been the target of a high number of cyberattacks from abroad, the Defense Ministry said in response to what the US computer security firm Mandiant accused of China's military of hacking US websites Reason for cyber accusation
Privately raised funds for investment in publicly issued securities will be regulated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
The US Department of Commerce on Wednesday announced its affirmative final determination in duty investigations against drawn stainless steel sinks from China.
NASA's Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.
Property price controls will be maintained, Premier Wen Jiabao vowed on Wednesday, in response to a rebound in the real estate market in some cities.
Brighter outlook for property companies
China's foreign trade still faces "challenging prospects" in 2013, despite January's significant pickup in growth, the Ministry of Commerce said.
More than 1/3 of Chinese businesses are struggling to recruit skilled workers, posing a major challenge for their growth prospects, a report said.