China urged the US to take "responsible" policy measures to raise market confidence in the dollar and US government debt as international rating agencies warned of a possible downgrade of the US credit rating amid Washington's debt stalemate.
The nearly 13,000 filings received from China by the European Patent Office (EPO) last year was an increase of 54 percent over 2009 and an "astounding" 96 percent surge over 2008, according to EPO Vice-President Raimund Lutz.
While China has the greatest combined plantation area for flowers in the world, few of the varieties grown are native to the country or have domestic intellectual property rights, according to industry experts.
Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine by market share, has reached an agreement with three major international record companies to provide licensed digital music, a move to clear itself of any involvement in copyright infringement and fuel the growth of the online music market.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland fell on Tuesday, driving down the benchmark index by the most in a week, on concern banks' fundraising will drain capital from existing shares and policy tightening measures may slow the economy.
Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co, based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, will partner once again with US-based battery maker Ener1 Inc in an announcement made at the Indiana-Zhejiang Business Symposium in Indianapolis on Monday.