Regional security in the Asia-Pacific region has drawn a great deal of international and domestic attention for years. The cause is not the likelihood of rivalry between Beijing and Washington, but the growing concern about possible "flash points", ranging from sea disputes between China, Vietnam and the Philippines, the forthcoming launch of China's first aircraft carrier, and the greater "assertiveness" of Chinese foreign policy.
IMF announced Tuesday that its Managing Director Christine Lagarde has proposed the appointment of Zhu Min to the position of IMF's Deputy Managing Director.
Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, who was paralyzed in a fall at the 1998 Goodwill Games, scored a major victory after reaching an agreement with three insurance companies and USA Gymnastics.
A top military official on Monday confirmed for the first time in public that China is building an aircraft carrier.
Strengthened regulation by Chinese and US policymakers may reduce the number of Chinese companies listed in the United States, but it will boost investor confidence, said experts.
Chinese and US regulators met to discuss Chinese companies already listed and to be listed in the US.
It is noteworthy that over the years whenever there has been a rift in Sino-US ties, bilateral military relations have always been the first to be affected
BEIJING - A top Chinese military officer on Monday criticized the United States for conducting joint drills in the South China Sea recently, saying the timing was "inappropriate".
The timing is inappropriate, as the drills happened amidst the disputes on the South China Sea.
China's trade surplus with the United States hit a four-month high in June, a jump analyst said may add pressure to the over appreciation of the yuan.
Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with his US counterpart Mike Mullen on Monday.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, sits on a chair before delivering a speech at the Renmin University in Beijing July 10, 2011. Mullen, the top US military officer, began a four-day trip to China. Mullen is visiting Beijing at the invitation of his counterpart, General Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, who visited Washington earlier this year.[