A minority shareholder of Smithfield Foods Inc says a buyout offer of $7.1 billion, including debt, from China's Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd is far less than what the US pork processor could get if it were carved up and sold in chunks.
While China's first space teacher Wang Yaping is orbiting the earth, Barbara Morgan, the world's first astronaut who ever taught in space, was signing her name on a letter to greet the Chinese newcomer.
On the heels of a 40-minute chat with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Indian Wells last weekend, California governor Jerry Brown had his first meeting with Chinese Consul General in San Francisco Yuan Nansheng on Tuesday in Sacramento.
In a Saturday morning meeting that lasted twice as long as scheduled, California Governor Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust Brown sat down with Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan.
A descendant of General Joseph Stilwell (1883-1946), an esteemed US solider and an old friend of the Chinese people, returned to Beijing this week to recollect the late general's military career and his love for China.