The Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech Co, China's largest rare earth producer, signed an integration agreement with 12 rare earth producers in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Thursday.
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Beijing on Friday said it favors peaceful settlement of international disputes and regional issues, and will work vigorously to achieve this.
Beijing on Friday urged the new Japanese government to overcome difficulties in its relations with China.
China's foreign trade is expected to increase by around 6 percent year-on-year in 2012, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming told a conference Friday.
The State Council has banned the use of cultural heritage sites in business operations more than a year after a palace in the Forbidden City was converted into a private luxury club.
The United States on Thursday suspended the operations of its embassy in the Central African Republic (CAR) due to security concerns, said the State Department.
A latest survey released on Thursday showed Amazon leads in holiday customer satisfaction among US top Internet retailers while Apple hits four-year low in the study.
China's first subway line to cross the Yangtze River, the country's longest waterway, starts test run on Dec 28 in the central city of Wuhan.
Nearly seven in 10 Americans support the idea of placing strong or moderate limits gun ownership following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Ministry of National Defense confirmed on Thursday that a large transport aircraft is being developed as part of the military's modernization drive.