The United States is pushing for tough sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and warned Pyongyang on Wednesday against any "provocative" act, media reported.
Developing countries, led by China and Brazil, will see greater progress in their economic recoveries, according to a World Bank report.
The number of people using WeChat, a voice-messaging service developed by the Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, has hit 300 million in the less than two years since the service was released, the Shenzhen-based company said on Wednesday.
Seawater warning levels in 300 coastal areas in China will be re-verified by the end of 2014, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Wednesday.
China is going to see positive growth in economic development with higher efficiency in production and increased consumption, which is a great sign of recovery, according to HSBC’s prediction for the economy in 2013.
A Chinese mainland spokesman on Wednesday reaffirmed the country's opposition to arms sales by the United States to Taiwan and urged the superpower to adhere to the one-China policy.
A top US State Department policy advisor said that Obama's policy toward China and the Asia-Pacific region will remain unchanged over the next four years.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last month. Obama to unveil gun-control proposals Wednesday
Foreign direct investment in China in 2012 declined 3.7 percent year-on-year to $111.72 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said.
A Boeing 787 dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways Co made emergency landing Wednesday morning at Southweast Japan's Takamatsu Airport.
A new law in Cuba has removed a 50-year-old requirement for an exit visa and a letter of invitation to travel abroad, making it one of the most popular reforms enacted so far.