China announced an end to the "one-child policy" on Thursday as it also unveiled a series of policies aimed at improving livelihoods by 2020.
After four months' effort, the National Development and Reform Commission recently finished a draft version of guidelines against monopolies that result from the misuse of intellectual property rights.
Feng Guosheng, chief of Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals announced further reforms to reduce the price of drugs sold in hospitals.
China will pilot a "negative list" approach in some regions from Dec 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2017.
The Communist Party of China Central Committee will meet later this month in Beijing to set the course for the world's second-largest economy over the next five years.
China's economic planner announced Thursday it will lower 12 administrative charges, estimating the cuts will save enterprises and individuals 4 billion yuan (nearly $630 million).
Government officials will be sent to disciplinary watchdogs for punishment if they are found responsible for deterioration of the environment or neglecting environmental responsibilities, a deputy minister of environment said.
In a bid to better protect the environment, China has tightened related accountability measures for Party and government officials, Gao Xuanmin, secretary general of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC said.
Beijing is introducing a three-year pilot program to further open up its services sector, the city's vice-mayor said on Tuesday.
The guidelines aim to forge a new model for social governance in the coming five to 10 years, highlighting management and cooperation.
Beijing started to restrict the number of private vehicles on its roads on Thursday to ensure blue skies for a major military parade early next month.
Six provincial regions have jointly launched a resource recycling project to handle industrial waste in areas surrounding the Chinese capital.
A drug gang has been busted in Beijing with 20 suspects arrested, Beijing police said on Saturday.
Beijing and neighboring Hebei province began an official exchange program on Friday as the capital pursues integrated development with its neighboring regions.
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