A recent official report revealed that Chinese women face more obstacles in their old age than men who are at the same stage in their lives.
The discrimination against HIV carriers, especially in civil-service recruitment, is "still a very big problem".
China's top broadcasting watchdog has ordered a ban on advertisements inserted in TV dramas amid its efforts to improve cultural services for the public.
Women account for 42.5 percent of civil servants in all levels of government across China, said the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security here Monday.
China and Australia started their first joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise on Monday.
Premier Wen pledged government funds to provide and improve school bus services.
More emphasis should be laid on construction quality and fair distribution on the 10 millon affordable housing units, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said.
school bus carrying 39 people in Fengcheng city, Liaoning province, rolled over on Saturday morning, leaving two children with grave head injuries.
The exam attracted roughly 1.33 million qualified applicants this year, and 1.41 million in 2010.
More emphasis should be laid on construction quality and fair distribution of the affordable housing units, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said.
A new application may include Mahjong Game on the world list of Intangible Culture Heritage items.
Energy conservation and environmental protection is a long-term strategy, said Vice-Premier Li Keqiang.