The agricultural ministries of China and the United States are to boost levels of cooperation to benefit mutual development.
The United States should form a united front with China to combat European Union carbon-emission taxes.
Pizza Hut, a restaurant chain owned by Yum! Brands Inc, announced it will open at least 150 restaurants in China this year as its parent company moves forward with plans to expand overseas.
Appointment follows resignations after mislabeling scandal last year.
On the heels of a court judgment last December in Shenzhen, Apple could face paying "sky-rise fines" to industrial and commercial administrations.
General Motors reported an eight percent fall in its China sales in January from a year earlier, as the lunar new year reduced shopping days.
The assignment is capping a series of leadership changes at the China unit tainted by food scandals.