The State Council, China's cabinet, publicized a circular on soil pollution on Monday that sets out a plan to contain the increasingly severe problem by 2015.
Construction of a metro line causes the ground to cave in in downtown Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, on Monday.
A blue-coded alert was issued on Sunday as smog, forecast to last for two days, will cut visibility and worsen air pollution in central and eastern cities.
A customer with the fish she bought from a fair that sells seafood caught by fishermen from Zhejiang province in waters near the Diaoyu Islands, in Shanghai on Saturday.
Passers-by show their interest in Zhenni, a guide dog, in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Wednesday. Chen Yan (center), China’s first blind piano tuner and owner of the dog, will stay in the city for three days to promote public awareness of guide dogs.
The Shanghai family doctor system has a shortage of about 5,000 physicians, said an official from the Shanghai health authority.
Craftsmen hang woodblock nianhua - traditional Lunar New Year paintings - in Yangjiabu village, Shandong province, on Thursday.
Product quality last year saw an overall improvement, especially in safety-sensitive items, China's quality watchdog agency said on Wednesday.
A blast occurred to underground pipes in Beihai, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Wednesday, resulting in damage to a 100-meter section of road. No casualties have been reported. The cause of the blast is under investigation.
The death toll from a coal mine accident in Southwest China's Guizhou province has risen to 10, after five more miners' bodies were found on Tuesday.
A police officer shows train passengers how a thief could steal a wallet from a woman's shoulder bag at the railway station in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Tuesday.
China residents soon should get fewer anonymous messages, strange calls and spam, as a national standard on personal information protection will become effective on Feb 1.