Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook visited China for the second time in less than 10 months, attaching great importance to Chinese market.
Apple working on lower-end iPhone
US' move to bolster its strategic presence in the Asia-Pacific region and Beijing's response will define the security environment in the region in 2013.
Tokyo's defense hike may boost tensions
Beijing residents will need to provide identification when they register a new cellphone number or transfer an old one, authorities said Wednesday.
The newly revised driver's license tests have caught many applicants unprepared, and the pass rate reached new lows in a number of cities.
Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida is scheduled to pay a two-day official visit in Singapore from Thursday to Friday, the city-state's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
Oil shipped to China from West Africa will rise again in 2013, hastening a shift in trade flows to Asia from the Atlantic region as United States crude imports fall further.
The Chinese Consulate General in Fukuoka confirmed Wednesday that a Cambodian ship with 13 Chinese sailors aboard anchored in the waters off Fukuoka the day morning as it lost power on Tuesday.
More than 160,000 people were penalized for disciplinary violations in 2012, according to official figures released Wednesday.
The management of a Chinese market branded as "notorious" by the office of the US Trade Representative rejected the accusation as "unfair".
The so-called Chinese "currency manipulation" is some Americans' favorite scapegoat for the US' large trade deficit and anemic job growth.
Huawei Technologies boosted smartphone with bigger, higher-resolution screen on Monday with two new devices aimed at challenging much bigger rivals.
Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of war when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most delicate item on their long agenda.