Vietnam announced a live ammunition drill in the South China Sea one day after China accused Vietnam of illegally entering its waters and endangering its fishermen's lives. Vietnam urged to stop violation
France's Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, a leading candidate for the top job at the IMF, said she was "very satisfied" after meeting senior Chinese officials.
Lagarde backs more say for China at IMF
The whole nation has begun a musical campaign to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, which falls this year.
The economy will maintain its high growth levels and the government still has plenty of room to further tighten monetary policy, World Bank economists said.
NDRC: China under great inflationary pressure