China will draft a new national program for human rights development for the period from 2012 to 2015 to improve people's basic rights.
As of the end of July, work safety authorities had shut down 1,289 coal mines in the nationwide crackdown on illegal production at coal mines,an official said.
RMB, is not ready for rapid appreciation at the moment and the rise of its international status needs "patience."
China's top maritime official on Thursday urged US oil giant ConocoPhillips to finish cleaning up oil spills in north China's Bohai Bay before the arrival of the deadline.
The controversial new judicial explanation of the Marriage Law, which took effect August 13, stipulated that property bought on mortgage by one party prior to marriage is to be deemed the personal property of the registered owner, not the couple's joint estate.
Kim Jong-il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, visited northeastern China starting from August 25 after his Russian tour.
The Chinese Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Thursday that it has added 4.4 billion yuan ($688 million) in subsidies to the Grain Risk Fund to boost the country's grain security.
Ten people were confirmed dead and three others injured in two unrelated coal mine accidents on Thursday in east China, local authorities said.
The government's expenditures on health care during the period represented a sharp increase of 61.4 percent year-on-year.
A severe drought in southwest China has dried up hundreds of reservoirs and rivers, devastated farm fields and made drinking water scarce, local authorities said.
President Hu Jintao on Thursday met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the European debt crisis and the upcoming G20 summit.
Many Chinese companies in railway-related industries posted shrinking first-half profits due to waning investment in the country's railway sector.