Water diverted from the Yangtze River in southern China has helped ease thirst in northern China for more than 80 million people.
The bimonthly session of China's top legislature will be held from Dec 19 to 25.
Excavation of the Bairencheng archaeological site will be funded by a 1.15 million yuan (US$167,273) investment.
Sad and angry, the Chinese community in Rome on Sunday paid tribute to a student fatally hit by a train.
The government has decided to set up a river and lake protection system linked to senior officials' performance evaluation by the end of 2018.
Two Japanese F-15 fighter jets closely harassed and shot decoy flares at Chinese Air Force planes that were passing through Miyako Strait on Saturday.
Two of the victims were employees of the railway bureau while the other four were migrant workers.
Authorities said they had handled over 100 suspected violations of regulations and laws since the beginning of the year.
The State Oceanic Administration said China conducts such patrols on a regular basis.
Law and virtue play the role of regulating social behavior, adjusting social relations and maintaining social order, said Xi Jinping.