Commercial banks should set mortgage rates at "reasonable" levels and grant housing loans more quickly, especially for first time buyers.
Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, will start his first trip to the United States on Tuesday.
An earthquake early warning system developed by a private research organization has been installed in Beijing and its surrounding areas.
Indian capital Delhi has the most polluted air in the world, according to a World Health Organization report released on Wednesday.
China's food and drug authority has issued another warning about overseas drugs sold online, saying that 75 percent of such drugs are counterfeit.
A high school student in Chongqing became an Internet celebrity after he got accepted into a prestigious preparatory college in the United States.
Small, furry marsupials such as the bandicoot, quoll and tree possum are in dramatic decline in northern Australia.
China continues to experience a rising wave of drug-related crimes, with the Internet serving as a key channel for the underground drug market.
Hiked-up fees on polluting enterprises in Beijing have helped the city to rake in 88 million yuan so far this year.
Sijia, a giant panda who zookeepers feared was suffering from mild depression, appears to be feeling better.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has led to a decline in the number of Chinese tourists to Malaysia during the May Day holiday.
Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers.