Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is making his first trade mission to China with a delegation of 42 members, including representatives of such home-state businesses as Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Residents of the Rocky Mountain city of Fort Collins, Colorado, have gained an important resource for studying Chinese with the opening last week of a Confucius Institute at Colorado State University.
Martz Timms spent his 21st birthday competing against other Chinese-speaking American students for a chance to visit China this summer and meet fellow collegiate winners from around the world.
Visitors from California signed an agreement with officials in eastern China's Jiangsu province to collaborate on economic, technological and cultural exchanges.
California has reopened a trade office in Shanghai after a 10-year hiatus as the US state tries to attract more investment from China and find opportunities in the world's second-biggest economy.
During the decades in which pop music and culture were, among other things, helping solidify America's tradition of sound art, China was essentially in a cultural vacuum.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Beijing on Saturday, kicking off his first visit to China since taking office in February.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the United States' first cultural ambassadors to China in 1973, is returning next month for a 40th-anniversary tour and its 2013 residency program.
When Tom Watkins, a former Michigan education chief, first visited China 24 years ago, he rubbed his eyes while looking at a map of the world.
Chinese and American dignitaries opened the first Confucius Institute in the US capital, expressing hope for a flowering of cooperation in education.
Shares in Suntech Power Holdings Co have rallied after a report that billionaire Warren Buffett is set to come to the troubled solar panel maker's rescue.
The United States and China should cooperate in addressing Internet issues, especially in the area of online security, and deal jointly with the rapid development of cyberspace, officials and experts from both countries said at a forum in Beijing.