Pollution at the point where food is produced is a major cause of food safety problems in China.
Drivers are likely to soon find the toll expressway linking the metropolis to Beijing Capital International Airport a lot cheaper.
The nation's fast-growing inventory of high-rise buildings coupled with its lack of firefighters have combined to challenge China's ability to manage its fire risk, the minister of public security said on Wednesday.
Enterprises in Beijing are advised to give their employees a wage rise of about 10 percent and no less than 5 percent this year, according to a living cost adjustment guide issued on Wednesday.
About 32,000 Chinese people who are not members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) were working in government departments above the county level at the end of 2010.
When Nancy Pon decided to shoot a one-minute Touchmedia video to be screened on the backseat televisions of cabs, she never expected people would track her down and make her a celebrity.
Recent Chinese naval exercises were routine and had nothing to do with the situation in the South China Sea, the Ministry of National Defense said on Wednesday.
Although the Chinese economy is slowing down, "soft landing is more likely," said economists from Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Tuesday.
A 300,000-yuan ($46,000) reward has been offered to help capture a gunman who shot a man in Changsha, the capital of Central China's Hunan province, the Beijing News reported Wednesday.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Beijing Wednesday after official visits to Hungary, Britain and Germany.
The capital's restriction of car purchases has been a controversial subject since it was introduced in January. Now, concern about the impact of the policy on the auto industry has prompted the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to send a report to the State Council, asking for the end of car purchase limits in Beijing, the National Business Daily reported on Friday.