The Ministry of National Defense said "the relevant party is deliberately making topics, flaring the tension and hyping with ulterior motives".
New fathers in Shanghai are entitled to 10 days' child care leave, an increase on the previous three days, according to an amendment regarding population and family planning policy passed by the local legislative body on Tuesday.
China is to reinforce the provision of caring services to the country's most vulnerable groups.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for improved policies for birth, employment and elderly care to cope with the country's aging population in a "timely, scientific and comprehensive" manner.
China's capital will almost double the number of air monitoring stations to give a better idea about the true state of the city's air quality.
Ahead of Foreign Minister Wang Yi's US visit this week, Beijing has noted the US defense deployment in Hawaii, hitting back at the latest US criticism that China's presence on its South China Sea islands is boosting "militarization".
China will start a new round of electricity power grid upgrades in rural areas to ensure nationwide coverage of stable supplies by 2020, according to a State Council notice released Monday.
President Xi Jinping's speech at a symposium on news reporting and public opinion on Friday has generated discussions across domestic media outlets.
China's military deployments in the South China Sea are no different from US deployments on Hawaii, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to the United States from Tuesday to Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday.
The State Council, China's Cabinet, announced the appointment and the removal of several senior government officials on Monday.
A total of 5,459 officials were disciplined for violating thrift and integrity rules in January, the Communist Party of China's (CPC) top anti-graft body said.