After visiting the Museum of Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Shaanxi province during her last visit, German Chancellor Merkel visited a traditional Chinese hutong area on Thursday.
German leader calls for greater political and economic ties with China.
There may be as many as 16 million women on the Chinese mainland who are married to homosexual men.
Chinese sailors rescued 29 people off Papua New Guinea's east coast after a ferry sank.
China will keep its water conservation policies consistent and stable this year to bring benefits to farmers.
Cleanup procedures brought the cadmium concentration peak down from 80 times the official limit to 20 times the limit Thursday.
Authorities in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have rolled out an aggressive job creation program which, along with other measures, aims to provide about 400,000 new jobs this year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Beijing on Thursday, starting a three-day official visit to China.
Xinjiang's picturesque lakes are gradually vanishing and may soon be lost as humans make their presence felt.
A proactive fiscal policy is a "feasible and indispensable" option for China's steady development.
The uptick in the PMI was mainly supported by growth in new orders and manufacturing output.