China has spent 5.64 trillion yuan (871 billion U.S.dollars) in the reform period since 2009 to improve its healthcare system.
China on Thursday introduced a policy to gradually take people, villages and counties off the country's poverty list, part of the country's efforts to eradicate the entrenched poverty.
Beijing views Washington's "freedom of navigation" operations as both political and military provocations, and it will continue to monitor air and sea activity closely and take any necessary measures, Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Wu Qian told a regular news briefing on Thursday.
China adopted its first-ever law on overseas NGOs on Thursday to facilitate their legal operations on the mainland but to combat any activity that might harm national security.
President Xi Jinping, speaking on the South China Sea issue on Thursday, said China upholds the peaceful resolution of disputes through friendly consultation and negotiation with the countries directly involved.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs has increased punishments this year against social organizations that carry out illegal activities and violate rules, such as trying to pass themselves off as officially sanctioned groups, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Overseas NGOs will have to get approval from Chinese authorities before they operate on the Chinese mainland, under a law adopted by China's top legislature on Thursday.
China's top legislature on Thursday adopted a law to regulate the activities of nongovernmental organizations from outside the Chinese mainland.
Premier Li Keqiang made a surprise visit at night to a tourist attraction and commercial street in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province.
The State Council, China's Cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of several senior government officials on Thursday.
Chinese lawmakers reviewed a draft law on public cultural services on Wednesday, calling for better services for seniors and rural residents.
For the second time in a week, President Xi Jinping has emphasized the important role of science and technology in powering China's development.