Police in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region said Saturday they had seized more than 3,600 smuggled crocodiles, saving them from being served as exotic dishes.

China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday the country has allocated 340 million yuan ($53.80 million) for regions plagued by floods and droughts.

Downpours have left nine dead and affected 1.22 million people in east China's Anhui province over the past 10 days, local authorities said Thursday.

A new government report has warned that rapidly rising sea levels around China will affect an estimated 1,300 coastal townships, or 3 percent of the country's total, by 2050.

China will lead the world's renewable energy development, accounting for 40 percent of the growth from 2011 to 2017, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency on July 5.

Floods triggered by strong rainfall that has been battering many parts of China since June 20 have left 50 people dead and 42 missing, new figures from the Ministry of Civil Affairs have showed.

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at 5:07 am Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

China will invest 175 billion yuan ($27.53 billion) before the end of 2015 to ensure safe drinking water in rural areas, a government official said Friday.

Shanghai started to post readings of PM2.5 to the public from 10 monitoring stations around the city on Wednesday.

Millions of residents living in China's rural areas still don't have access to safe drinking water.