Shanghai customs officials said Thursday they seized 6,000 tonnes of waste tailings in March amid a crackdown on illegally imported garbage.
Rather than offering the reassurance of a firming economy, China's stronger-than-expected trade growth in the first quarter has stirred doubt about data accuracy.
A record 26 new Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) accounts were opened in March, bringing the total number of QFII accounts to more than 400, according to China Securities Depository and Clearing Co Ltd.
A China-US exhibition featuring 24 famous names of painting and calligraphy in China kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.
As "The Year of Chinese Tourism" was recently launched in Russia, as part of "The China-Russia Tourism Year", more Chinese people are choosing to visit the country compared with last year, and young people are also starting to show an interest.
China was the world's second-largest merchandise trader in 2012, second only to the United States by just $15 billion, the People's Daily reported on Wednesday citing a report from the World Trade Organization.
The Australian government and Guangdong province on Thursday signed an agreement to set up an Australia-Guangdong Business Co-operation Council to expand ties between the two sides
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met visiting California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, encouraging the American state to boost its cooperation with China to lay a solid foundation for the development of bilateral relations.
China urges the Philippines to guarantee the safety and legitimate rights of the Chinese fishermen it has taken into custody, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
China called for all parties concerned to take action to turn around the situation on the Korean Peninsula.