Amid tense territorial disputes, China plans to restructure the country's top oceanic administration to enhance maritime law enforcement and better protect and utilize its marine resources.
China's new yuan-denominated lending stood at 620 billion yuan ($99.52 billion) in February, down 90.7 billion yuan year on year, the central bank said Sunday.
The State Council will begin its seventh restructuring attempt in the past three decades to roll back red tape and reduce administrative intervention in the market and on social issues.
More than 30 officials at ministerial level or higher have been placed under investigation for corruption or crimes of misconduct in office over the past five years, said China's top procurator here Sunday.
China's chief justice Wang Shengjun delivered a report on the work of the Supreme People's Court at a meeting of the annual parliamentary session on Sunday.
China's grain output is likely to hit a record high this year and bring a 10th consecutive year of growth, as the nation steps up efforts to boost agricultural technology and infrastructure, a senior official said.
Government agencies have been tasked with looking into the reform of laojiao, the process of re-education through labor, and the findings may soon be released.
Foreign Minister has rejected accusations that the Chinese government and military are behind cyber attacks on Western websites, calling for "rules and cooperation", instead of a cyber "war".
Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced after a special meeting of its Board of Directors that the presidential elections will be held on April 14.
More than 900 dead pigs have been retrieved from Shanghai's Huangpu River as of Saturday afternoon after a large number of bodies were found floating in the water, local authorities said.
A China Marine Surveillance (CMS) detachment was officially stationed in the nation's southernmost city of Sansha on Saturday.
The relations between China and the Arab world have made further progress amidst political changes of some countries in West Asia and North Africa, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.