At a forum between leaders from both China and the United States, five officials from different cities in China showcased their regional strengths.
Mayors from both the United States and China shrugged off the ideological conflicts that have come to underscore bilateral trade between both nations and said on Tuesday they only care about the bottom line.
Within the recent push by city-level and provincial-level leaders from both the United States and China to create investment opportunities, the state of Washington has quickly established itself as the standard of bilateral cooperation.
A forum kicked off here on Tuesday for US and Chinese cities to discuss how to expand economic cooperation.
The Chinese currency Renminbi, or the yuan, on Wednesday gained 52 basis points from Tuesday to 6.5294 per US dollar.
General Motors (GM), the largest foreign automaker by sales in China, will invest $5 billion to $7 billion over the next five years in the world's biggest vehicle market
The calls came after Standard & Poor's threatened to lower its credit rating on the US.
"If we didn't import from China, we'd import from somewhere else, " said Henry Paulson.
Houston is looking at moving its 2 million residents faster and farther, including high-speed rail.
China, the biggest buyer of US Treasury securities, trimmed its holdings for a fourth straight month in February.
Former US pilot makes one last trip to the Chinese village that rescued him in WWII, Larry Lee and Chunying Cai report.
Due to China's economic and cultural visibility, there has been a rapid increase in enrollment in Chinese courses among public school students, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.