China's top economic planning body said on Friday the service sector will become more appealing to foreign investors, driven by an expected surge.
The nation's first subway to cross the Yangtze River started running in Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, at 10 am on Friday.
The growth of China's foreign trade in 2012 will come in at about 6%, while the Ministry of Commerce set a growth target of 8% for 2013, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said on Friday.
China's top legislature on Friday approved rules to enhance the protection of personal information online and safeguard public interests.
Students embark on data-privacy project
China agreed Friday to give Armenia a grant of 70 million yuan ($11.2 million) as part of an economic and technical partnership agreement.
China has recently introduced "plant clinics", a new way to prevent and control plant diseases and insect pests on farmland.
A drop of 6 percentage points is reported in the use of antibiotics in hospitals from 2008 to 2011, a positive sign of China's crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
As the country fights against personal information leaks, a small group of university students in Beijing decided to take the matter into their own hands, in a bid to safeguard the public interest.
The Food and Health Bureau in Hong Kong reiterated Friday that all public hospitals will not accept any bookings by pregnant non-local women for delivery in Hong Kong starting January 1.
A court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Friday rejected a village official's appeal against his two-year sentence to a re-education through labor camp.