Concerns over national security have differentiated Europe from the US in terms of direct investment from China, although both continue to see increases.
Europe has attracted twice as much investment as the US from Chinese investors in the past two years for commercial opportunities and political reasons.
KFC China, a division of Yum Brands Inc, announced new quality-assurance measures on Monday in a bid to restore brand confidence.
China's leading credit rating agency Dagong says rising levels of sovereign debt in developed countries are posing a series of threats to emerging economies.
Beijing on Monday rejected recent remarks about the Diaoyu Islands by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying no matter how Japan tries to justify it, its theft of the islands remains unchanged.
The White House escalated a campaign on Monday to convince Americans dire consequences await if government spending cuts go ahead on March.
Park Geun-hye became the ROK's first female president on Monday, pledging zero tolerance toward provocation from the DPRK.
China aims to expand its pilot organ donation network nationwide by the end of the year.
In a perfect demand and supply arrangement, energy-rich Russia agreed to provide an annual supply of 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China.
Environmental issues are expected to be hot topics at the upcoming two sessions, say representatives who are busy preparing proposals.
China has improved the way it deals with corruption and is increasingly using technology to combat graft, but experts say preventing the technology from being abused must also be taken into consideration.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague met with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry separately on Monday.