The Dayang Yihao ("Ocean No 1") research vessel ended its 26th global exploration and returned to its home port in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao on Dec 28, completing a 245-day research journey that covered more than 38,036 nautical miles.
China's top legislature on Friday adopted a draft decision authorizing the southern province of Guangdong to bypass several laws while carrying out temporary administrative reforms.
Starting next year, the residents of some Chinese cities will be better informed about air quality, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Friday.
China's Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun on Friday put forward a four-point proposal to promote Sino-U.S. ties.
Yu Hongjun, vice-minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, delivers a speech on energy and its cooperation with different countries at the opening ceremony of the First International Energy Politics Conference (IEPC) held in Beijing on December 28, 2012.
The unusually cold winter this year in China may be a result of the record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer, Chen Yu, senior engineer of the National Climate Center, told China Daily on Friday.
China will apply multiple instruments to guarantee the "steady" growth of credit and aggregate social financing, while maintaining a "prudent" monetary stance, the central bank said on Friday.
The top legislature on Friday adopted a bill to amend the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly in order to improve care for people above the age of 60.
China spent 430.3 billion yuan ($68.3 billion) on improving water utilities in 2012, a record total, an official said Friday.
Ten people, including five children, were killed and 10 others injured after a minibus fell into a mountain valley Friday morning in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Chen Min'er was appointed as the acting governor and vice governor of southwest China's Guizhou Province on Friday.
A senior Chinese official on Friday urged the United States to take an objective and impartial position on Asia-Pacific affairs.