Urban and rural senior citizens will be receiving State pensions by 2015, according to a statement issued on Wednesday following an executive meeting of the State Council, China's Cabinet.
China is allowing local governments to replace the national standards for what constitutes poverty with their own in an effort to lift millions of rural residents out of the ranks of the poor in a decade.
Emergency humanitarian relief materials from China are scheduled to arrive in Benghazi.
As China's population becomes more dominated by males, authorities have begun a national campaign to crack down on procedures used to determine a fetus' sex for anything other than medical purposes.
China's railway system, after increasing the speeds of trains six times since 1997 and opening more high-speed rail lines in recent years, has hit the brakes.
BEIJING - China's railway system, after increasing the speeds of trains six times since 1997 and opening more high-speed rail lines in recent years, has hit the brakes.
Li started his three-day official visit to Hong Kong on Tuesday, the first since his duty as vice-premier in 2008.
Missile unit shows that women can defend the country as well as men, reports Li Xiaokun in Beijing.
China's maritime watchdog plans to sue ConocoPhillips China for oil spills in Bohai Bay.
China denied reports that it was allowed by Pakistan to photograph the crashed US Blackhawk helicopter.
Beijing municipal government departments published details of their spending on overseas trips, official vehicles and receptions online on Monday.