South China's Guangdong province is planning to end the laojiao - re-education through labor - system within the year, according to the provincial judicial authority.
China will remain on a path of peaceful development, yet it will "never give up" legitimate rights or sacrifice core interests, Party chief Xi Jinping said.
China wary of Japan's revisions
Thick smog and haze shrouded large areas of China Tuesday for the fourth time this month, provoking heated discussions.PM 2.5 used in weather alert
China's first luxury cruise liner, the Henna, left the southern resort island province of Hainan for her maiden voyage on Saturday, marking what experts say is a major breakthrough for the cruise industry.
The Republic of Korea will make its third and final attempt to send its space rocket into orbit on Wednesday, in an effort to realize a long-held ambition.
Beijing urged Japan to take a "responsible" attitude toward history and "respect the feelings of Asian people".
The top securities regulator is ready to open the A-share market for Taiwan institutional investors holding offshore renminbi deposits.
Despite slowing to single-digit growth, China's annual passenger vehicle imports surpassed 1 million units for the first time in 2012.
The US military is planning to set up a drone base in northwestern Africa in order to combat the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups.
US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said Tuesday that he planned to step down, marking the sixth department head to leave office as President Barack Obama begins his second term.
The Japanese government decided to establish a special force to enhance maritime surveillance capability in the waters of disputed islands with China, local media reported on Tuesday.
Thirty percent of official cars in Beijing should not be used when there is "extremely bad" pollution, traffic authorities confirmed Tuesday.