As the world's biggest e-commerce market, China has attracted global attention for its growing appetite for overseas products. For the first time, Chinese online shoppers took part in the United States' Black Friday promotion on Nov 28.
Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large shopping malls in Missouri on a busy shopping day as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.
Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an black teenager.