Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday invited more foreign experts to work in China, pledging better conditions for them.
As of Feb 1, courts will not protect the labor rights of foreigners working without a work permit, according to an interpretation of labor laws on Thursday.
Expat talents urged to contribute to China
Gong Aiai, 49, a former deputy chief of Shenmu Rural Commercial Bank in Yulin, Shaanxi province, owned 41 houses with a total area of 9,666.6 square meters, the Beijing Public Security Bureau said in an announcement on its micro blog on Thursday.
Labor shortages in the southern province of Guangdong are expected to worsen after Spring Festival with a shortfall between 1 and 1.2 million.
Banks and telecom companies have to delete customer information after use as the first code of conduct for personal data protection comes into effect.
As most rural households prepare for the upcoming Spring Festival, 55-year-old Yu Huihuai is busy setting up another rice seeding greenhouse, which can serve 1,330 hectares of paddy field.
Many inland provinces are successfully attracting migrants from coastal manufacturing hubs, raising fears of a more serious labor shortage in coming years.
Labor shortages in Guangdong province are expected to worsen after Spring Festival.
Political advisers called for the protection of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region's grassland, the nation's largest green belt threatened by desertification.
China reported a dramatic decline of traffic violations and road accidents in January, with deaths from running traffic lights and overspeeding falling.
Ensuring grain security and the supply of major farm products will always be a top priority in China's development of modern agriculture, Chinese authorities said on Thursday in its first policy document for 2013.
Ten properties and a car owned by "house sister", a woman alleged to have illegally amassed real estate using multiple identities, were seized by police authorities in Beijing Thursday.