Visitors to China might be surprised to learn that pictures of George Washington can be seen on some locally printed currency - not the official paper money, of course, but on some bills burned for the dead during the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, which fell this year on Monday.
"China and the United States will always have disagreements, but at the same time, we will always cooperate and go forward on the bumpy road," Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai told young people on Sunday. "This will be the new normal of US-China relations."
On Saturday, Chen Qi, an undertaker from Dalian in Liaoning province, set sail for another sea burial. It was an especially busy day for Chen, whose ship was carrying 60 urns from Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Since 2009, 559 people from the inland northeastern city have had their ashes scattered at sea.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai paid a visit on Thursday to the Nie Weiping Go School - one of the top Go training bases in Beijing - with the guidance of Chinese Go master Nie Weiping, for whom the school is named.