China's crop yields are expected to increase for the 13th consecutive year in 2016, but the agricultural products trade deficit, too, is likely to continue on the persistent price gap between imported and domestic products.
"There are careerists and conspirators existing in our Party and undermining the Party's governance,"Xi said in a speech on Tuesday.
In the wake of his visit to China over the weekend, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is apparently moving to lobby Southeast Asian countries to contain China on the South China Sea issue, experts said.
President Xi Jinping has warned of "cabals and cliques" in the Communist Party of China (CPC), while also denying that the ousting of officials on corruption charges indicated a "'House of Cards' power struggle."
The PLA Navy joined countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a maritime exercise on Monday, signaling a further step in recent frequent exchanges with the regional bloc.
The song, called Battle Declaration, which was posted on PLA Daily's website on Thursday, is the first hip-hop video made by the PLA.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has released a rap-style music video filled with masculine lyrics and advanced weapons on ThursdayIn in an attempt to attract more young men to join the military.
Healthy and stable ties between China and Japan are in the interest of both countries and people, Li told Kishida on Saturday.
China will consider and serve the long-term interests of all countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, President Xi vowed.
Tianjin began charging factories for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), a major contributor to air pollution, on Sunday.
Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to stick to peaceful development, as well as take positive policies toward China to improve bilateral ties when meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Beijing on Saturday.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a four-point requirement on improving China-Japan ties during talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.