A former top prosecutor in Linxiang, Hunan province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China for taking illegal drugs and other violations of Party rules, the city's anti-graft body said on Tuesday.
Sichuan province is pledging to lift 5 million residents living on less than $1.25 a day out of poverty by 2020 by replacing direct assistance with a loan program to help villagers in the remote mountains and nomads on the grasslands start their own businesses.
Banks in Sichuan province participating in a wide-scale poverty alleviation endeavor want to upend entrenched notions about lending to the poor.
A major emergency rescue center in Beijing rejected accusations on Monday from a journalist who said deliberate malpractice at the center nearly cost him his life.
With a westerly wind reaching the capital at midnight on Tuesday, good air quality is witnessed Wednesday in Beijing after this year's most severe smog since Friday.
More than 1,800 HIV/AIDS cases involving people from outside the Chinese mainland－mostly foreigners－were diagnosed between January and October.
Twenty-one foreign HIV/AIDS carriers, two women and 19 men, are in regular contact with the China Rainbow support group based in Beijing, the head of the nongovernmental organization said.
Thick smog that has lingered over much of north China since last week is expected to disperse on Tuesday night as a cold front arrives.
Days of severe smog have forced schools to halt outdoor classes or even close down and most expressways have been temporarily sealed off in Beijing, while environmental watchdogs continue to pinpoint reasons for the smog.
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the number of HIV-positive people in China could account for 0.06 percent of China's total population.
Beijing's planning authority is set to include 70 percent of the city into a ecological protection red line, as highlighted in a future construction plan currently under revision.
China's adoption of a two-child policy has boosted the second-hand property market in Southern metropolis Guangzhou, local media reports.