The US Senate passed a plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" at midnight Monday, which would extend current tax rates for most American households and postpone the automatic spending cuts for two months.
One person was shot dead and ten others were injured over a gambling dispute in central China's Hubei Province, local police said on Tuesday.
Chinese leaders have in recent months reaffirmed China's commitment to peaceful development, which has become the country's strategy.
The State Department made a " grievous mistake" in keeping the US consulate in Benghazi of Libya open despite insufficient security.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a blood clot between her brain and skull behind the right ear, her doctors said on Monday.
President Barack Obama on Monday said it appeared a deal on the "fiscal cliff" was within sight but it was not complete yet.
Chinese investment in the US hit record levels in 2012 and shows little sign of slowing, despite worries of Chinese money presenting security risks to the nation.
Drivers in China will have to pay more attention to traffic rules or risk paying much higher penalties, according to a revised regulation that takes effect on Tuesday.
Relations between the general public and the government remain strained, and the gap between rich and poor is widening, according to a new report.
Despite a series of measures taken by authorities in Beijing to ease traffic problems in the capital, wardens are still facing a tough challenge.
A new regulation punishing fraudulent behavior when granting academic degrees will take effect on January 1, according to the Ministry of Education.
The rise of China's solar manufacturing industry is now being put to the test by anti-subsidy and anti-dumping probes by the US and Europe.