Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday vowed to strengthen the government's role in supervising food safety and urged authorities to eliminate food safety hazards ahead of the Spring Festival holiday.
Beijing will maintain its license plate lottery scheme next year, as well as cap the number of registered cars at 240,000, a local official said Thursday.
A confrontation between Chinese activists and Japanese vessels took place on Thursday as senior officials of both sides tried to ease territorial tensions over the Diaoyu Islands.
Tian Wei, a presenter with China Central Television, is grateful to the World Economic Forum for giving her a title beginning with "y" ― young global leader. "This is what I like because it begins with 'y'," said Tian, beginning a conversation with me at the annual conference in Davos.
The government of the Tibet autonomous region plans to invest more than 3.5 billion yuan ($563 million) in 2013, 10.5 percent more than last year, in environmental protection.
An 8-month-old patient from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with complicated congenital heart disease is recovering after surgery at a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday.
Seventy-two out of 100 surveyed economists hold that China’s economy will expand 7 to 8 percent in 2013 owing to continuous curbs on real estate and a weak international market amid the slow world economic recovery, said a recent white paper launched by Hexun.com and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The International Monetary Fund has cut its global growth estimates for this year and next by 0.1 of a percentage point, on concerns over the eurozone.
Japan may face a total nuclear shutdown in the summer for the second time since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster as the country's two operating reactors close for maintenance and tough new safety checks keep the rest of the fleet offline.
Beijing's tourism authority said the city earned more than 360 billion yuan ($57.9 billion) from tourism business in 2012, the Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.
A possible nuclear test by the DPRK will be a "supremely unhelpful and retrograde step", the top US envoy said Thursday.
The top Washington lobby for US companies doing business in China hopes to focus attention on trade between the world's two economic superpowers.