The US-ASEAN maritime exercise that started on Monday is the first joint naval drill between the United States and the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. However, the multilateral drill has raised speculation over US involvement in Southeast Asia despite the negotiations between China and some ASEAN members such as Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam making good progress toward resolving their territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Chinese lawmakers have called for a hearing procedure to make decisions on public interests-based land expropriation.
Prosecutors at all levels in China had instituted public interest litigation by November after amendments to laws last year allowed them to file civil and administrative lawsuits, the Supreme People's Procuratorate announced on Tuesday.
The cybersecurity department of Beijing police said more than 3,100 suspects involved in over 6,600 Internet-related cases were detained in the city in 2018.
Medical institutes and workers should be liable if they privately disclose or leak patients' personal information, no matter whether the action hurts patients or not, a newly released draft from the nation's top legislature said.
Legislation aims to improve business environment, encourage innovation.
A draft law to place taxes on the extraction of natural resources was submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee for its first review on Sunday.
A new mechanism will be established to review the legal validity of government regulatory documents before their implementation, high-ranking officials said.