China's PMI rose to 51 percent in February of 2012, the highest level since October.
Lawmakers passed an amendment to restrict excessive packaging and promote clean production on Wednesday.
Stricter air quality standards will be adopted in cities, the State Council announced.
Raising seals for the entertainment of customers in restaurants and hotels has sparked heated discussion.
A system to take homeless children off the streets and return them to their home communities is to be set up this year by city authorities.
China gives the green light for religious groups to engage in more charitable work.
Those who use Wi-Fi facilities of public places such as coffee shops and libraries are being warned to take more care with their personal details.
Venerable Master Xuecheng has the unlikely dual identity of a Buddhist monk and a prolific blogger.
Lure of city lights draws youth away as parents remain to work the land.
A cultural development plan aims to include a goal of doubling the added value of the culture industry by 2015.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of cutting up and stealing a century-old bridge in Shanghai.
China urged Tuesday in the United Nations human rights forum the government and all political parties of Syria to end violence.