The revised air quality standard including an index of PM2.5 will be implemented throughout the country.
China said on Saturday it firmly opposes Japan's naming of the Diaoyu Islands.
China's political advisory body needs to make due contributions to help boost reform and development this year, when the 18th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be held, an editorial in the People's Daily says.
Chongqing vice-mayor Wang Lijun is now under probe and progress has been made in his case.
A regulation outlawing forced labor and protecting the rights of the detained was published by the State Council on Thursday.
The Ministry of Health issued the nation's first citizen health cards on Thursday to improve the efficiency of medical services.
Organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS will get greater government support.
A ceremony marking the official reopening of the renovated and enlarged National Museum of China was held on Thursday after a year of trial operation.
The demand for home services from expats in China is rising as an increasing number have come to work and live in the country, mainly in big cities.
Manufacturing bounced back to a five-month peak in February, supported by stronger exports.
A child welfare institute in Hebei province has provided the mainland's first safe haven for abandoned newborns, an act that sparked heated debate.
Government officials are trying to set a good example by returning to the kingdom of the bicycle.