China on Monday reiterated its stance of resolving disputes in the South China Sea through talks between nations that are directly involved.
Traffic authorities in at least 16 provinces have released financial reports on their tollways, with most showing the road ways are heavily in debt.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday said that he saw China as a "reliable partner", not a threat to Russia.
A pair of giant pandas could be on their way to a zoo in the tsunami-affected area of Japan.
China can play a rebalancing role in the current global financial crisis to combat future global poverty, a senior United Nations official said on Monday.
China and Vietnam pledged to ensure peace and stability in the South China Sea, and keep calm and restrained.
One-third of the tolls collected from highways were paid as interest to creditors who financed construction of the roads.
Two animal protection organizations paid about 83,000 yuan ($13,000) to a dog trader in Sichuan province to rescue nearly 800 dogs that were due to be delivered to restaurants.
An official in North China's Shanxi province lost his post over the weekend, after claims emerged online that he had stated a false age to get reelected.
China's economy growth will ease to 9.4 percent this year before further slowing to 8.7 percent in 2012.
CNOOC said on Saturday it has cleaned up the oil sheen on the sea surface in the Bohai Bay in north China.
A new regulation includes foreign workers in China in the country's social security system.