Hebei in northen China plagued by air pollution has vowed to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power plants.
Capital will launch environmental police force to address law enforcement issues.
A port call in Malaysia by a Chinese Navy submarine is a signal of stronger naval ties between the countries as well as China's commitment to anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden.
US transition team's statement called setback for Taiwan leader.
The new patient is a 55-year-old woman, who is in critical condition at a hospital in Nanchang.
The country's 500,000-plus corruption investigators are being placed under stricter supervision as a regulation to standardize graft probes was adopted on Sunday.
The site of an ancient settlement in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been confirmed as dating back more than 2,000 years.
The aim of forming the environmental police is to step up supervision and accountability in 16 districts of Beijing.
A TV documentary jointly produced by CCTV and the CPC top anti-corruption watchdog made headlines during the first week of the new year.
Vietnam Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong will arrive in China on Thursday.