China's top policymakers issued a guideline on Tuesday for building up an extensive auditing system by 2020 to facilitate the country's modern governance.
Chinese leaders decided in an unprecedented move to introduce binding rules setting limits on officials' power.
China plans offer financial incentives to those coal-fired power plants that are least polluting over the next two years.
The State Council, China's cabinet, announced a reshuffle of senior government officials on Wednesday.
An executive meeting of the State Council, or China's cabinet, passed a draft document for registration-based stock listing reforms on Wednesday.
The former vice governor of Central China's Hubei province, Guo Youming, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes worth around 23.8 million yuan ($3.7 million), a court in neighboring Henan province ruled Wednesday.
Four former officials from north China's Shanxi Province are being investigated on suspicion of accepting bribes, according to a statement released by the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Wednesday.
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Russian natural gas company Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller here on Tuesday, calling for closer strategic energy cooperation between the two neighbors.
China has urged the international community to beef up anti-terrorism cooperation as US President Barack Obama called the recent shooting rampage in southern California "an act of terrorism."
Experts from China and the United States held talks on various human rights topics during the Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on Rule of Law and Human Rights in Beijing.
China will establish a full-coverage audit system by 2020 that matches the country's modern governing system and capacity, according to an official document released Tuesday.
China is opposed to all kinds of terrorism, which is an enemy of all humanity, and calls for the international society to strengthen cooperation to fight terrorism, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a news conference on Tuesday.