Ten industries were identified by a key committee advising the central government on its plan to upgrade the manufacturing sector.
Beijing's new 18.70 yuan($2.9) hourly minimum wage, the highest in the country, kicked in Monday, while Heilongjiang's 11 yuan per hour is lowest.
Three students accused of abducting and torturing a fellow Chinese classmate in a brutal case of campus bullying in the United States have put a spotlight on the way students attempt to resolve disputes, both overseas and in China.
The premier made the remarks while addressing a reception marking the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Second and third-tier cities are catching up with big cities in terms of outbound travel, a report of World Tourism Cities Federation shows.
The central bank and banking regulator said they would be lowering minimum down payments for first-time home buyers to 25% in cities that do not have restrictions on purchases.
Following the 2010 quake and fledgling Belt and Road Initiative, Yushu is courting tourists to improve Tibetan nomads' livelihoods.
Memorable photos in showbiz from May 16 to 22.
It is perhaps sad that we tend to judge many on the actions of a few, namely those who make the news for doing something stupid such as etching their name into an ancient relic.
You do not have to go far to stumble on a coffee shop whose main accoutrement is flowers or to come across a banquet decked with beautiful bunches of the best that nature has to offer.
Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.
If it's not Champagne, the French like to say, it's just bubbles.
Memorable photos in showbiz from July 11 to 17.
A four-episode documentary, "Truth and Denial - Germany and Japan's Postwar Redemption", has debuted on China Central Television (CCTV) on June 6.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's picture arm purchased one of the largest ticketing service providers in China, in the latest move to bolster its entertainment business amid the country's movie boom.
Expeditions to China's wild, wild West, beyond realms tourists trod, divulge the secrets of an extreme expanse that's equal parts tribulation and majesty.
Folk artists perform Nuo dance in Sancha village, Enshi city, central China's Hubei province, June 5, 2015.
The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.
Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.
The head of China's quality watchdog met with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma on Monday to discuss the crackdown on fake and shoddy products.
The approved merger of China's two industrial giants in the nuclear power field will strengthen the country's industrial competitiveness when going abroad.
China's venerable strategists may find their mantle inherited by the Central Committee of Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the Party’s disciplinary watchdog.
Apple overtook Hermes as the most favored brand for giving by China's richest men, followed by Louis Vuitton. Hermes fell to seventh.
A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.
Downfall of two female officials in Shanxi province has drawn attention to the lifestyles of corrupt high-ranking women.
China Eastern Airlines will launch the first route from Shanghai to Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Dec 2.
China will work with African countries to make a China-Africa summit late this year a successful event, President Xi Jinping said on Friday while meeting with visiting South African President Jacob Zuma.
Ambassador of Uganda to China says more tourism infrastructure will fuel sustainable economic growth.
Residents of five counties in western Kenya are looking forward to the potential economic growth of the region once modernization work on a major highway is completed in the next 12 months.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met in Beijing on Tuesday with visiting Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, calling on joint efforts to enhance capacity cooperation through building steel and cement plants.
China vowed on Monday to explore new areas of cooperation, including new energy, with the Northwest African country of Mauritania.
A team of 257 Chinese soldiers left Beijing on Monday for a 12-month United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia.
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Japan, South Korea and China in an East Asia tour next week, the State Department said Tuesday.
Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its Arctic search for oil after failing to find enough crude in a move that will appease environmental campaigners and shareholders.
The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that it has signed a key agreement with China on the "fifth generation" of telecommunications systems, or 5G.
England became the first team to qualify for the 2016 European Championship by crushing San Marino 6-0, while defending champion Spain avenged a rare loss to Slovakia with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Second-seeded Simona Halep made quick work of her third-round match at the US Open.
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open on Sunday due to a leg injury.
In the short and medium terms, any significant growth in aggregate demand must come from investment in public infrastructure and commodity consumption.
China-US cooperation on such issues as climate change, nonproliferation, the refugee crisis, defusing regional tensions and clean energy bode well for a "new model of major-country relationship".
With the right preparation, we can benefit from a golden generation of healthy, wealthy and active older persons.
What are some of the issues food agribusiness researchers and executives are talking about right now? To address this question, I had a chance to participate in the recent World Food and Agribusiness Congress.
I've heard people generalize so often about Chinese and Westerners that I feel like I should write about it. What am I talking about?
I've never claimed to be the know-all and end-all of China and Chinese culture, and I never will. To wit: even five years on, little tidbits of facts previously unknown to me still have the power to rock me.
They came from far and wide in the pursuit of adventure, and the competitors in the annual 5,500-kilometer Taklimakan Rally got that and a lot more besides, not the least of which was the exquisite beauty of the ever-changing landscape of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the entrance of Liguang Primary School at Liguang village in Yulong county, southwest China's Yunnan province. Nestled by Laojun mountain located at the core region of the world natural heritage "Three Rivers Flow", the rural school always enjoys scenic views and mild climate.
Dressed in a pilot's uniform and carrying an identification card, Alexandrinus Seetoh walked on board three different Tiger Airways flights.
Children talk to animals at the zoo all the time, but one gregarious Asian elephant talks back.