Farming of contaminated arable land almost the size of Belgium has been halted and the land will be rehabilitated to ensure food security.
At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a train station in a southern Russian city.
The announcement said the Party and government officials must not smoke in public places.
Community health service centers play a vital role for Chinese patients, but they also provide services to expatriates.
China's new media continues to be dominated by high-profile users in 2013 despite the country's campaign against online rumors.
Anyone caught smoking on high-speed trains will be fined up to 2,000 yuan ($330) starting Jan 1, according to a railway safety regulation.
Allowing couples to have two children could result in an increased fertility rate and a more balanced gender ratio.
A major construction project has unearthed a piece of history and thrown light on engineering expertise dating back millennia.
Foreigners in China for Christmas won't need to miss out on their favorite holiday foods and traditions.
The suggested relaxation of the family planning policy is expected to bring China roughly 13million more babies in five or six years.
A course at a Shanghai university on love and marriage has proved popular with students.
The success of Chinese lunar probe Chang'e-3 has created a surge of public enthusiasm for astronomy.