Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit the United States in the third week of February, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.
Turning China into a leader in science and technology is a long-term goal, but Chinese in the intensely competitive fields are already making advances in terms of respect among international peers.
The Gini coefficient, an index that monitors the gap between the rich and poor has reached what experts consider an alarming level in China.
Beijing on Friday played down the possibility of a conflict between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands, urging Tokyo to show restraint and solve problems through talks.
The French military intervention in Mali appears to have transformed the soft image of President Francois Hollande into that of a wartime commander-in-chief.
Britain could drift out of the EU unless the bloc tackles its serious problems, British PM David Cameron had planned to say in a speech on Friday that was postponed due to the Algerian hostage crisis.
A man who failed to obtain overdue wages killed himself in Guangzhou on Friday by triggering explosives attached to his body, witnesses said.
Shanghai's food safety watchdog is still investigating Yum! Brands Inc and its subsidiary KFC for a scandal involving antibiotics-tainted chicken, vowing severe punishment for any violations.
Taobao.com, China's largest online marketplace, is never short of bizarre offers. And here is the latest one: boyfriends for rent.
China's GDP for the first time passed $8 trillion after the world's second-largest economy struggled to speed up growth in the fourth quarter.
Explosions expert Zheng Zhemin and radar engineer Wang Xiaomo have won China's top science awards.
Overseas real estate giants are rethinking their strategies as they move their operations to China, according to a top US property executive.