Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fell short of achieving his key goal, getting Washington's unequivocal support for Tokyo's stance over the Diaoyu Islands, as he concluded his visit to the US capital on Sunday.
Sales of fireworks and firecrackers have slumped this Spring Festival, vendors say, as residents aim to avert the dense smog that engulfed the city in January.
Chinese celebrate Lantern Festival by eating yuanxiao, sweet dumplings made with glutinous rice flour, along with many other traditions.
Four of Europe's top museums, namely the Louvre, Pompidou Center, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, plan to close their doors to exclusively welcome a group of 10 travelers from the Chinese mainland on March 10.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed promoting the rule of law in an all-around manner.
The Chinese army has vowed to strictly regulate its expenditure, echoing a sweeping campaign against waste, corruption and extravagance.
Migrant workers who used to demand unpaid wages from their bosses before traveling home for a family reunion may find their positions reversed after the Spring Festival.
Routine fishery administrative patrols around Nansha islands in the South China Sea will be carried out to better safeguard the legitimate interests of Chinese fishermen, a fishery official has confirmed.
Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, the State Oceanic Administration said
Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.
Washington was cautious in its responses at a US-Japan summit as leaders discussed China-related issues, including the Diaoyu Islands dispute.
US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to stop the looming sequester that will lead to harmful automatic cuts, and that could threaten thousands of jobs and affect national security.