Admiral Michael Mullen is scheduled to start his official visit to China on Sunday.
Mullen's visit to draw US, China closer
US energy giant ConocoPhillips defended its response to a pair of oil leaks off China's northeast coast, saying it acted quickly to contain the damage. Green groups demand apology over spill 'secrecy'
ConocoPhillips said it acted quickly to contain the damage from oil leaks off China's northeast coast.
Green groups demand an apology
US-based cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc raised the price of its brands by an average of 8 to 10 percent on July 1, a move that follows price increases by its competitors, analysts say, and that will not significantly affect its market share.