China is willing to play a constructive role in the reconciliation process of Afghanistan, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Tuesday.
China says it will protect its territory as Japan warns it will send patrols demanding Chinese vessels leave waters near the Diaoyu Islands.
The insurance programs for China's rural residents and urban unemployed have been merged into a rural/urban residents' basic health insurance policy to improve equity and the efficiency of the system, said a notice issued by China's cabinet, or State Council, on Tuesday.
The military must follow the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and be "politically minded," a PLA Daily commentary said on Tuesday.
China has built a second large maritime surveillance ship, which has featured in photographs published by Chinese military enthusiasts.
Li Dongsheng was charged with illegally accepting almost $3.5 million worth of assets and abusing power in positions he held between 1996 and 2013.
There are now six new departments: joint staff, political work, logistical support, equipment development, training and defense mobilization.
Beijing is playing a more active role in hot regional issues, as the first round of four-party talks on Afghanistan was held in Islamabad.
President Xi Jinping called for advancing reforms in all sectors as China's leading group for overall reform convened its 20th meeting.
On January 5, at a symposium to discuss improving Yangtze River Economic Belt development in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that development must prioritize ecology for China's long-term benefits. Economic and social benefits can be obtained from our mountains and rivers.
Beijing said Hanoi's accusation of China jeopardizing regional air safety by conducting test flights on a South China Sea reef was "indefensible".
The wife of disgraced former energy chief Jiang Jiemin played a key role in his corruption as most of the briberies were paid to her, a report disclosed.