The number of registered private cars reached 53.08m units by the end of 2012, up 22.8% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.
US President Barack Obama said Friday that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger.
China's largest atomic energy developer announced the successful installation of a domestically produced uranium enrichment centrifuge for industrial use.
China's mobile telecomm market witnessed rapid growth last year, as the country has begun to lead global technological advancements in this field.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga clarified Friday that a US newspaper misquoted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's China-related remarks in an interview and led to misunderstanding.
Despite unfamiliar regulations, cultural barriers and high operating costs, most Chinese companies in the US describe their experience as successful.
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced on Thursday his planned trips to China this year, which will be in the beginning of April and June.
A judge is likely to decide on Friday whether to grant bail to Oscar Pistorius, with prosecutors arguing he is a cold-blooded killer.
Three people died on the Las Vegas strip early on Thursday when gunmen in a Range Rover sport utility vehicle opened fire on a Maserati.
Three British Islamists were found guilty of plotting a campaign of bombings in crowded areas in an attempt to create what one of them called "another 9/11".
China's strict registration and management system can effectively keep illegal ivory from entering the domestic market, experts say.
The Chinese mainland is turning to more partners to launch the next phase of yuan internationalization, with each partner selected to play a role.