US President Barack Obama said Friday his government will "respond proportionally" to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), for which he pointed the finger at the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK).
The latest round of the annual China-US high-level talks on trade and commerce ended here Thursday afternoon, with both sides hailing the "important consensus and outcomes" they achieved as well as the significant changes they introduced to the decades-old mechanism.
Japan and the United States announced Friday that they will delay the revision of their defense guidelines planned in the end of this year until the first half of 2015 so as to keep in step with Japan's legislation over the right to collective self-defense.
Sudden as it is, the thaw between the United States and Cuba, signaled by the presidents of the two countries announcing they will start talks on restoring diplomatic relations, should not have come as a surprise.
The fast-growing Sino-Canadian trade and calls to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries were the main topics at a forum of Chinese and Canadian officials, experts on policy research and analysis, entrepreneurs and investors.
Canada's new program that would give approximately 50 immigrants and their families residency visas by investing at least 1 million Canadian dollars in a venture-capital fund has appeal for many Chinese, despite its stricter assessment and verification, according to observers.
The United States should show "strategic foresight" in the way it treats a rising China, and pursue cooperation rather than confrontation for the benefits of both countries, visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang said in Chicago on Wednesday.