Heavy smog that has choked Beijing for the last five days weakened slightly on Thursday due to a light rainfall, although the capital's air remains heavily polluted.
China has reiterated its opposition to the Philippines' request of taking South China Sea disputes to a UN tribunal, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Mergers and acquisitions in China by domestic and foreign investors fell to a five-year low in 2012, but the number of deals this year will rebound this year.
China's State Council Wednesday approved an energy consumption control target, part of the country's efforts to correct overuse and foster greener growth.
Launched in 2009, the project features translations of contemporary literature and academic books. With special funds of 60 million yuan ($9.6 million), it aims at selling copyright overseas.
The State Council, China's cabinet, approved an energy consumption control target on Wednesday as part of the country's efforts to correct overuse and foster greener growth.
The international community examined a recent speech by Chinese leader Xi Jinping during a study session and says the address reflects China's aspirations for peace and development.
Beijing called on Tokyo on Wednesday to "create conditions" for improving strained relations, in response to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal for a bilateral summit.
After officials were urged to speak less and say more, experts involved in provincial legislative sessions say they have noticed an obvious decrease in the usual cliches.
As China's economy gradually rebounds, its demand for oil will rise at a modest rate of 4.8% to 514m metric tons this year, and imports will continue to grow.
A recent road accident that left a Beijing couple seriously injured has renewed calls to establish a system that can provide financial and other help to couples who have lost their only child.
It has been a nationwide practice of nursing homes to insist residents have guardians to provide warranty, so that in incidences such as surgery or death the nursing homes can get guardians' permission and financial support.