The Foreign Ministry said it was not aware of Chinese investment in a Russian-held island claimed by Japan.
The Japanese embassy in Beijing has officially launched a micro blog, attracting more than 5,000 fans in just two days.
China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed to maintain close ties and enhance cooperation on regional security amid simmering tensions on the Korean Peninsula, where a joint military drill will be held soon by the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi arrived on Tuesday morning in Togo's northern city Kara, the second largest in the West African country, on a mission to further friendly and cooperative ties with Africa.
China on Tuesday reaffirmed its stance on UN Security Council reform and called on all member countries to seek resolutions through broad and democratic negotiations.
Togolese Foreign Minister Elliot Ohin praised the Sino-African partnership as the best example of the "South-South cooperation" in an interview with Xinhua News Agency on Sunday.
The top leader of DPRK Kim Jong-il met visiting Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu in Pyongyang on Monday, boosting the traditional friendship between the two neighbors.
Guinean President Alpha Conde said Monday while meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi that Guinea hopes to expand cooperation with China in a wide range of fields.
South Korea, China and Japan will hold high-level talks later this week to discuss three-way cooperation and other events, the foreign ministry here said Monday.
A Hong Kong inquest into a Manila bus hostage incident which left eight Hong Kong tourists dead started on Monday, though most key Filipino witnesses refused to come to testify.
During this period, Shaolin Kungfu and modern dances will be performed and photos from the Shanghai world Expo will be exhibited in Be'er Sheva, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The profound traditional friendship between China and Zimbabwe has stood the test of time and international vicissitudes, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi