US President Barack Obama will require oil companies to pay $10 for every barrel of oil in his budget plan to be released next week, as part of efforts to create a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system, the White House said.
Luo Linquan (front row, in suit), Chinese consul general in San Francisco, takes a group photo with visiting Chinese top chefs at the headquarters of social media giant Facebook on Wednesday in Menlo Park, California.
Along with the painting, Shi brought his new book "Contemporary Deconstructive Analysis of Journey to the West", just in time to discuss his interpretation of the Monkey King for the year of Monkey. The new book will be shelved in the East Asian Library.
As the 12 nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) prepare to hold a signing ceremony on Thursday in New Zealand, the potential benefits of the trade agreement are stirring a heated debate, at least in the US.