Police have revoked a fake ID and hukou (residence permit) they say was used by a former deputy bank chief in Shenmu county, Shaanxi province, to buy some 20 properties reportedly valued at 1 billion yuan.
The use of the controversial laojiao system will be tightly restricted, with lawmakers expected to approve its abolition this year, a top government legal adviser has confirmed.
Beijing blasted Washington's latest intervention in the Diaoyu Islands issue on Sunday, warning the US to be "responsible" and "choose its words carefully".
Beijing's permanent population reached 20.69 million by the end of 2012, marking a slower year-on-year growth of 2.5 percent, according to statistics.
Police on Sunday vowed to step up efforts against substandard fireworks as the Spring Festival, China's biggest holiday, approaches.
Beijing will release its own Gini coefficient for 2012, a National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Beijing survey branch spokesman said Sunday.
Economic growth in China will be about 8.5% this year, with domestic demand being the driving force for expansion, says a Bank of Communications report.
China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator by subscribers, said in a latest report that it added 3.13 million 3G subscribers in December, bringing its total 3G users to 76.46 million.
Chinese army will put armed helicopters in training programs for combat operations, according to Sunday's PLA Daily.
Pro-gun activists who say the right to own firearms is under attack from US President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence held "high noon" rallies across the United States.
Obama will take the oath of office during an inauguration celebration that kicks off his second term in a more muted tone than his swearing-in four years ago.