China's e-commerce market continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The market grew 120 percent between 2003 and 2011 compared with just 17 percent in the US over the same time, according to global consultancy firm McKinsey. It forecast that China's market could be worth between $420 billion (311 billion euros) and $650 billion a year by 2020.
In Nov 1945, when Kim Gu, president of the provisional government of the Republic of Korea, finished six years of exile in Chongqing and left for home, he expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government in an open letter for its "generous" financial support, especially when China itself was also experiencing extreme hardship.
Belgian ambassador offers a helping hand to Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and students
Quan Li says she fell in love with tigers when she first saw them in a Beijing zoo as a girl, unaware that one day she would help save these tigers from extinction.
Middle-class matrons do not make big money, but to a large extent they control the nation's spending. Now, they are even influencing global financial markets.
Ken Livingstone says he would feel more comfortable with China's leaders being in charge of the world's largest economy than those of the United States.
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