China pledged on Thursday to continue enhancing cooperation with the United Nations to promote justice and equality in the world.
Washington's plan to boost its military presence in Africa is viewed as more than an attempt to combat terrorism, analysts said.
China has become more deeply involved in the resolution of regional and international conflicts, indicating its emergence as a mediator.
Allowing foreign banks, insurers and other institutions to sell fund products will benefit the fund industry in the coming year, professionals said in response to information the regulator released about the industry in recent weeks.
China's homegrown navigation network Beidou, comparable to the US GPS, launched for civilians in Asia-Pacific Thursday.
Major industrial companies, those with annual revenues of more than 20 million yuan ($3.18 million), saw profits surge 22.8 percent year-on-year to reach 638.5 billion yuan last month.
A spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry on Thursday voiced strong opposition to the content concerning China in a U.S. defense authorization act.
China's central bank said Thursday it will continue to implement a prudent monetary policy next year and pay close attention to potential financial risks.
A government spokesman confirmed on Thursday that a Chinese maritime surveillance plane was harassed by Japanese military aircraft while patrolling airspace near the Diaoyu Islands.
An unmanned drone developed by a research team of the PLA will soon undergo its first test.
China's Defense Ministry Thursday said the Chinese military "closely monitors" and is "highly vigilant" concerning relevant Japanese Air Self-Defense Force activity in the airspace over the Diaoyu Islands.
China sends patrol vessel to South China Sea
China's top sports official said on Wednesday that more favorable policies and financial support will be provided for the development of football.