The median approval of US leadership across 130 countries declined to 41 percent in 2012, down by 8 percentage points from 2009, the first year of President Barack Obama's administration.
An experimental spacecraft will be launched before 2015 to conduct crucial re-entry tests on the capsule to be used in the Chang'e-5 lunar-sample mission, a leading space program official said.
Changes are being urged in China's farmland policies as wasted or deserted land is challenging food security in a country with more than 1.3b people.
China's new leadership should prioritize Europe as an economic partner as it is more open than the US, said veteran European politician Romano Prodi.
Cyberattacks and cyberespionage have replaced terrorism as the top threat facing the United States, the US spy chief said in a report on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he will raise maritime territorial issues in October at the East Asia Summit and the first US-ASEAN summit.
China led the world by the end of last year with the number of people making online payments, according to Zhou Jinhuang, deputy director of the Payment and Settlement Department of the People's Bank of China.
China Marine Surveillance vessels expelled two Vietnamese ships from waters near the Xisha Islands during a routine patrol on Wednesday morning.
China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Wednesday that China should remain on high alert for inflation and the bank will take measures to stabilize prices.
China and the United States are expressing hope for developing their relationship in the sensitive and controversial area of cyber security.
A top International Monetary Fund official warned of the need for China to follow through on plans to shift its economy from an investment-driven model to one that relies on domestic consumption.
Beijing's subway lines have surpassed Moscow to become the world’s busiest after a record 10.27 million passengers travelled on the city's rail transit network on Friday, Beijing Morning Post reported.