The US Treasury Department said on Friday China has not met standards of a currency manipulator.
Japan is becoming increasingly "eager" to join a free trade agreement with China and South Korea, said the Ministry of Commerce.
More big international cruise liners are set to enter and boost China's growing cruise travel market, with more routes to domestic ports due to open next year.
China's quality watchdog said Friday that it will maintain a quarantine on fruit imports from the Philippines.
China began its challenge by requesting consultations with the US through the WTO to resolve the dispute.
Multinationals feeling pressure of Chinese companies
Foreign multinationals are increasingly having to glance back over their shoulder to make sure they are not being outpaced by fast-paced Chinese entrepreneurs.
There is only a 5 percent probability in the coming 12 months that China's economy will have a hard landing.
Luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari will recall another 56 vehicles imported to the Chinese mainland due to defective crankshafts, China's quality watchdog said Friday.
The widespread presence of counterfeit Lafite wine in China has pressured its producer to launch a campaign to fight fake products in the country.
China is set to overtake the US to become the world's largest business travel market by 2015.
Prices of new license plates in Shanghai hit a record high in May as demand for private cars in the city has been growing despite controls on vehicle registration.
As the bidding process for railway projects is expected to be more transparent, experts doubt effectiveness of efforts to tackle a private funding shortage.