A finance ministry official has warned that the Chinese government will face growing fiscal pressure.
A former high-level railway official went on trial in Harbin on Monday, after being accused of bribery and illegal possession of a gun and ammunition.
China's foreign exchange regulator has revised capital and financial account deficit data for the third quarter to $51.7 billion from the previous $71 billion.
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Wednesday published a white paper on the medical and health services in China.
Global institutional investors are waiting for the perfect time to pitch themselves into the Chinese mainland stock market next year.
Mohammed Morsi has signed into law a new Islamist-drafted constitution he says will help end political turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing the fragile economy.
US President Barack Obama will cut short his family Christmas holiday in Hawaii to tackle the looming "fiscal cliff" back in Washington.
Shanghai's legislature passed an amendment to the city's petition regulation on Wednesday afternoon, encouraging social groups and professionals to offer petitioners consultation or even to represent them.
Yang Xiong, deputy mayor of Shanghai since 2003, was promoted to acting mayor of the eastern metropolis on Wednesday.
The top Chinese judge on Wednesday urged courts to have greater "political courage and wisdom" in promoting a new round of judicial reform.