Barack Obama congratulated his new Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, telling the newly confirmed leader in a phone call that he hoped their countries would continue to expand cooperation including in the sensitive area of cybersecurity
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China is investigating Coca-Cola after reports said the soft drink giant had used GPS devices to carry out illegal surveying in Yunnan province.
Almost 30 years ago, a cargo ship flying the flag of the People's Republic of China entered the Port of Seattle harbor. It was the first time a Chinese cargo ship had entered a US port in 30 years.
Iran's nuclear standoff with the West will be high on the agenda during Obama's first presidential trip to the Jewish state.
The Chinese government has approved the establishment of China Railway Corporation to perform the commercial functions of the defunct Ministry of Railways.
Tax refund service provider Global Blue said on Thursday that the amount of Chinese tourists' overseas shopping it has handled hit a record high in 2012.
Newly elected Chinese President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama on the expansion of cooperation and mutual respect between China and the United States.
Shanghai authorities have guaranteed the quality of the city's drinking water despite more than 7,500 rotting pig carcasses being found floating on the Huangpu River in the past week.
A new nationwide food safety monitoring system to be implemented this year is expected to improve the quality of major food products, a leading expert said.
Xi's presidency begins with simple handshake and applause as lawmakers express confidence about tackling challenges ahead under his leadership.
Japan will give a higher priority to the establishment of a free trade area between the country, China and South Korea than discussions surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP.