A Chinese forensic expert who questioned the murder conviction of top politician Bo Xilai's wife has resigned one of her positions, state media said Monday, just as Bo's trial date was announced.
China hopes to suspend its laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones, the cabinet said, in a sign the world's second-biggest economy could open further to foreign competition.
China intends to be thoroughly connected to the internet by 2015, with urban and rural household broadband speeds reaching 20 Mbps and 4 Mbps respectively, according to a blueprint issued by the State Council on Saturday.
Twenty-five people have been killed by floods which hit northeastern China over the past week, state media said Saturday, as other parts of the country continued to experience a heatwave.
Chinese authorities have detained Yang Maodong, a leading member of the country's loose New Citizens campaign that promotes democratic rights, his friend and an international human rights advocacy group said Saturday.