China's Ministry of Commerce imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 9.3 percent to 18.8 percent on Friday on chemicals imported from the US and the EU.
China on Friday called for a resumption of the six-nation nuclear talks with Iran, noting China has been holding a flexible and open attitude toward the venue of the talks.
Britain may soon have to force workers to start saving for retirement to cut a soaring pensions bill set to reach 120 billion pounds in 20 years.
Some 12.66 million new jobs were created in China last year. The urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent at the year-end.
Apple Inc's sales in China surged 67 percent year-on-year during the quarter ending Dec 29, but analysts warned more intensified competition in the smartphone market.
The number of tourists traveling during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday is expected to hit a record high of 211 million.
Beijing urged restraint on Thursday after Pyongyang said it is planning a third "higher level" nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at the US.
Iceland and Switzerland are racing to become the first European countries to ink free trade agreements with China, to boost trade with the world's second-largest economy.
Iceland and Switzerland are racing to become the first European countries to ink free trade agreements with China to boost trade ties.
The capital should study passenger flow and draw up supporting services to complement Beijing's 72-hour visa-waiver offer, a political adviser has said.
Greece's government announced emergency powers Thursday to force striking subway workers back to work, with those defying it risking dismissal, arrest and jail in an escalating standoff over austerity measures.