China's government debt is at an "overall safe and controllable" level, said Premier Wen Jiabao, who pledged that funding for key projects would be ensured and steps would be taken to gradually digest the risks.
In 2010, Shanghai's financial markets registered a trading volume of 386.2 trillion yuan.
Visitors chased the warm sunshine to Hainan province, the tropical resort island during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, but many came back in a bad mood after being overcharged and swindled.
Japan would give names to 39 islands, including some surrounding islets of the Diaoyu Islands.
Fishermen, scientists and green campaigners have joined forces to prevent the rare Yangtze finless porpoise from disappearing from Dongting Lake in Central China.
A shortage of aluminum chloride, which neutralizes cadmium, is hampering the fight to clean a pollutant from a South China river.
Trade tensions between China and the US may be exacerbated by the global financial outlook.
Cheng Siwei has proposed the authorities adjust interest rates to prevent inflation.
China's railways carried 31.3 million passengers during the week-long Spring Festival holiday from Jan 22 to 28, the Ministry of Railways said.
For Chinese children, the arrival of Spring Festival brings with it cash-filled red envelopes, but the practice is putting strain on the wallets of adults.
The latest demolition of a traditional Chinese courtyard home in the capital has triggered a huge public outcry, as it once belonged to two architects famed for protecting the country's ancient buildings.