Chinese authorities have said that the government encourages religious groups to perform charity activities.
Guangdong crime investigators have caught 12 officials for illegal activities related to bribery, fakery and market monopoly, the provincial government said Monday.
A drought in Yunnan province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday.
The government is considering providing more subsidies to poor students at vocational schools in order to meet the country’s rising demand for qualified technical workers, an educational official said.
A power failure disrupted transport services on a major subway line in Beijing during Monday rush hour, stranding thousands of commuters.
China aims to curb its energy consumption for each unit of industrial output by 21 percent during the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).
People covered by the rural medical insurance system can now be reimbursed up to 60,000 yuan ($9,500), a senior official said on Monday. That's a 10,000 yuan ($1,570) increase over last year's maximum.
Shanghai said Monday that it will raise the monthly minimum wage for workers by 13 percent to 1,450 yuan ($232), following pay hikes announced by several other cities in recent months to ease a labor shortage and buffer the impact of inflation.
Last year, Beijing's per capita GDP stood at 80,394 yuan ($12,447), which the municipal statistical bureau said was close to the levels of developed countries.
Senior Chinese legislators on Monday started their second deliberation on a draft amendment to the country's Law on the Promotion of Clean Production.