Leading government officials will be audited on their performance on environmental protection based on an evaluation of natural resources records, a practice expected to expand nationwide by 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's coming visit to the United States will achieve rich results in a wide range of areas as the two countries seek to expand cooperation.
A pilot plan to audit outgoing leading officials' natural resources/assets accountability is to be launched, according to an official from the China National Audit Office (CNAO).
China is to publish details of a program on reforming the monitoring of ecological progress, a senior reform official said in Beijing on Thursday.
Li Keqiang, the first Chinese premier with a doctorate in Economics, gave a course on China economics. Li used the term "tell-it-all" to describe such openness by the government.
China will require those who damage the ecological environment to pay compensation, a deputy minister of environment said Thursday.
Government officials will be sent to disciplinary watchdogs for punishment if they are found responsible for deterioration of the environment or neglecting environmental responsibilities, a deputy minister of environment said.
China will build a network to monitor the ecological environment by 2020, a deputy minister of environment said.
In a bid to better protect the environment, China has tightened related accountability measures for Party and government officials, Gao Xuanmin, secretary general of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC said.
Among the current and retired top leaders in China, many are art enthusiasts with their own interests in different art fields.
Zhang Yujun, the assistant chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, is by far the highest-ranked securities official investigated.
China will play "a more active and responsible role" in handling regional issues in a bid to inject fresh momentum into the global cause of human rights, a senior official promised at a human rights forum.