Residents in the southern village of Wukan voted on Wednesday for an independent election committee.
China expressed its opposition to military intervention, or the introduction of new sanctions, to resolve the situation in Syria.
China vowed to renew its efforts to improve agriculture through science and technology.
The source of cadmium contamination in the Liujiang River had been blocked and tap water in Liuzhou is safe to drink, said local environmental officials.
A top official from Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has ordered tightened security in the city amid an "arduous" fight with the Dalai Lama group, local media reported.
The probe into the cadmium pollution in a South China river is making new progress.
Egyptian locals have freed the 25 Chinese workers held on Tuesday in Arish, North Sinai, an official with the Chinese embassy to Cairo said early Wednesday.
A Chinese team arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday to help rescue the Chinese workers.
China's Foreign Ministry is paying great attention to the incident that 25 Chinese workers were held Tuesday by some local people in Egypt.
Vice-Foreign Minister called on Sudan to help free 29 Chinese workers who are held by local rebels.
Spring Festival does not always bring happiness. Sudden deaths from heart attacks and wounds by fireworks were top threats.
China is to loosen export restrictions on rare earths, a Ministry of Commerce official said.