High costs and poor publicity hinder process from gaining greater popularity.
Chinese forces have successfully escorted more than 4,300 ships in the pirate-plagued waters.
A survey showed a majority of well-educated respondents in both China and Japan have had a positive attitude toward each other.
PLA has eased restrictions on age and physical condition for all recruits to attract better-educated recruits.
China's "tough love" monetary policies, to cool the ardor of the property market, are dampening the passion of buyers. The volume of transactions slumped markedly in September and October.
Foreign products have taken more than half of the seed market for major greenhouse vegetables in China.
The art market cooled this fall after several boom years. Both collectors and investors are buying less in retail stores and at auctions.
It has been a year of devastation and wreckage for the Asia-Pacific region, and a year of warning about the dangers of climate change.
Waste liquid has energy use but process faces hurdles.
IPO sponsors face credibility crisis after series of scandals.
Equestrian sector riding wave of popularity but hurdles remain.
Farmers at the mercy of market turmoil and the weather as prices for crops continue to fall.