The State Council, China's Cabinet, called for better protection for the nation's cultural relics and stronger law enforcement in an instruction published Tuesday.
Shipping lanes in the South China Sea are among the safest and freest in the world, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, emphasizing that freedom of navigation "does not give some countries the right to do whatever they want".
The government has launched an eight-month crackdown on the creation, sale and dissemination of illegal and harmful children's publications.
There are no plans for a complete relaxation for China's family planning policy, a top health official said.
Li Bin, minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, takes questions during a news conference on the sidelines of the two sessions in Beijing on Tuesday.
China's greenhouse gas emissions are likely to peak by 2030 or perhaps earlier, the country's special representative on climate change said.
China is considering plans to make it easier for foreign experts to come and stay, such as offering them five- or even 10-year multiple-entry visas.
In a bid to attract more tourists, the Tibet autonomous region would like to shorten the time it takes to issue travel permits to foreigners.
Finance Minister Lou Jiwei ruled out on Monday the possibility of raising the monthly income tax exemption threshold.
Guizhou province, which has more people living below the poverty line than any other, is fighting an uphill battle to help its remaining 5 million impoverished residents rise, national legislators from the southwestern province said on Monday.
China can afford to expand its fiscal deficit this year while reining in risks associated with the overall debt level, Finance Minister said.
China building logistic capacity overseas is "reasonable" and "consistent with international practice", Foreign Minster Wang Yi said in a news conference on Tuesday.