China's new five-year national development plan expands by two the airborne pollutants targeted for reduction in an effort to control severe smog.
Some members of Beijing CPPCC express concerns on easing the jam by charging congestion fees and limiting use of private cars.
The number of the military facilities China builds on its South China Sea islands will depend on the level of threat it faces, the nation's Navy chief told his US counterpart.
A company in Jiangsu province was ordered to pay 160 million yuan ($26 million) in compensation for discharging waste acids into two rivers.
China "strongly condemns" the terror attack on a university that killed more than 20 people in Pakistan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.
China won't change its policy of creating a good environment for foreign companies investing in the country, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday congratulated the opening of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
State Councilor Wang Yong will attend the commencement ceremony for Indonesia's first high-speed railway project during his visit to the country from Wednesday to Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Wednesday.
Former political advisor Yang Gang was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for accepting bribes by the Third Intermediate People's Court of Beijing.
"Supply-side reform" has been a buzz-phrase since early November, when President Xi Jinping mentioned it at a top economic meeting.
The move is expected to make more opportunities accessible to foreigners eligible to work at research institutions, colleges and universities.