The Open Ship Tour Day of the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) on July 5 drew a flood of visitors to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
People reenacted as Federal and Confederate forces are seen during the second day of the reenactment activities marking the 151st anniversary of the US Civil War battle in Gettysburg.
Fireworks explode over the Lincoln and Washington Monuments as Independence Day is celebrated in Washington July 4, 2014.
People take part in the Independence Day parade in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, July 4, 2014. The United States celebrated its 238th Independence Day on Friday.
An electronic American flag is displayed in Times Square as pedestrians stop to take their own snapshots on Friday in New York. Independence Day, which falls on July 4 in the US, is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the US Declaration of Independence.
China's cultural ministerCai Wu (left) meets with Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney company at Walt Disney Studio's headquarters in Burbank on Tuesday.
Iris Chang had a dream: to make the public aware of Asia's history during World War II, especially the Nanking Massacre. That dream ended when she died in 2004, but her parents continue to fulfill it, Chen Jia reports from San Francisco.
The attraction of wushu's extensive and profound cultural roots in various martial arts schools has long fascinated the world, while presenting challenges to promoting it internationally due to the lack of unified standards and teaching methods.
The biggest fireworks display in the United States is scheduled for Friday night in New York when more than 3 million people are expected to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July celebration. And China, which invented the pyrotechnics thousands of years ago, will be responsible for some of the crowd's Oohs! and Ahhs!
Visitors practice fan dance following a Chinese instructor on Thursday at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival being held on the National Mall in Washington DC until July 6.
California State Senator Ted Lieu meets local supporters at the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Cupertino, California on Wednesday.
The United States should objectively view China's national conditions and policies, President Xi Jinping told a former senior US official on Wednesday, ahead of a key bilateral dialogue between the world's two largest economies.