China slipped seven slots from last year to rank 58th out of 144 economies in an index that measures the capacity of an economy to use information and communications technologies for growth and the well-being of its citizens, according to a World Economic Forum report.
The state of California and six of China's largest and fastest-growing regional economies will establish a trade partnership.
California reopens trade office in China
The world economy looks better than it did half a year ago, but uneven pace of growth among regions have brought about a "three-speed" global economy, said the head of the International Monetary Fund.
The United States on Wednesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to refrain from further provocations.
DPRK highly likely to launch missile: ROK
Curious tourists head to border despite threats
A one-month gap between first H7N9 bird flu human death and the detection of virus in pigeons has brought into question whether the collaboration between health and agriculture authorities is efficient enough.Vaccine expected ready in 7 months Delay in H7N9 reports denied Pigs to be tested for virus
Barack Obama proposed a $526.6-billion base budget for the Defense Department in 2014, as the Pentagon struggles to provide funds for its strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific.Obama unveils budget plan for 2014