Chinese young people are seriously considering making a living online as the economic slowdown bites China's more conventional jobs market.
President Barack Obama will seek to build momentum for US immigration reform this week ahead of his State of the Union address.
Living costs in major Chinese cities have risen sharply over the past year, with Shanghai approaching the level of New York, the benchmark city in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Fireworks may be banned on seriously polluted days in Beijing, a move experts said is designed to reduce smog during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The food safety watchdog of Shanghai vowed to crack down on unqualified meat after inspectors found that the costly Kobe beef sold by some Japanese restaurants turned out to be locally grown or imported from Australia.
Plans announced by local governments to invest heavily in fixed assets this year have ignited a chorus of debt warnings from experts.
The ROK and the US began a three-day joint naval exercise, which was interpreted by analysts as a further provocation against the DPRK.
Local economic targets for 2013 show that officials across the country expect similar rates of growth as last year, with coastal regions again accelerating slower than western areas.
39 officers from the Zhanjiang's vehicle administration office are being probed for allegedly taking as much as 21 million yuan ($3.37 million) from driving test takers.
Universal policy funded by government subsidies extends coverage to communities including monks, nuns
China proposes to further reshuffle its coal industry by setting higher thresholds for the scale of coal producers and encouraging mergers to form industrial conglomerates, the government said Monday.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that Takeshi Tokuda, parliament secretary for land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, has quitted from the post over a scandal, local media reported.