This year is a key one for Afghanistan, which will go through a triple transition in politics, safety and economy, and the solving of these problems mostly depends on the Afghan people themselves amid international concerns, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

China's top priority is to develop good relationships with neighboring countries and to develop a win-win situation, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday.

Beijing and Washington should take Asia-Pacific as the testing ground of their commitment to build a new-type relationship, rather than a competitive arena, the Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has started emergency mechanism and is trying its best to reach more details after a Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines plane lost contact on Saturday morning.

China will not allow war or instability on the Korean Peninsula, minister Wang Yi says.

Test ground for Sino-US relationship
China urges peaceful rebuilding of Afghanistan

China will further improve the environment for foreign investors and expand access to service sectors, Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said on Friday.

Job fears voiced over eased family planning policy.

When deputies of the National People's Congress made a suggestion to expand road systems in Yunnan province to link southwestern China to adjacent countries, Premier Li Keqiang immediately got behind the idea.

Legislator Shu Xiaomei became the center of attention on Friday after President Xi Jinping expressed support for her proposals to improve hospital security and offer medical personnel more protection from violent assaults.

Several years ago, I was enjoying one of my best vacations ever — a long road trip in Iran. It was an unusual choice for an American, a fact driven home when my little group visited a ninth-century Christian monastery near the northwest border with Azerbaijan.

Premier Li Keqiang's vow in a key address this week that "we will encourage the people to read" has excited literati over chances of strengthening the population's appreciation for books.

"Credit is productivity," said Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, when commenting on the government's pledge this week to boost the credit system.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged on Friday the southwestern province of Yunnan to step up its opening-up to Southeast Asia, promising central government support.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for efforts to extend benefits to people living in the country's poverty-stricken areas.