A government think-tank urges Chinese leaders to start phasing out China’s one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015.
China’s newest city of Sansha is on a remote island in the South China Sea but strategically placed to worry Vietnam and the Philippines.
Beijing residents are questioning whether the city’s rapid push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.
State media reports staff at a religious school in far western China set off explosives to fend off a police raid and 12 children were burned.
Two men engulf themselves in flames outside a Buddhist temple in Lhasa marking the first time recent immolations have reached the tightly guarded Tibetan capital.