Senior Chinese and US officials stressed on Wednesday the importance of bilateral agricultural cooperation to ensure food security in both countries and around the globe.
China's booming dairy industry has meant a surge in US hay exports, but the country's resistance to imports of some US genetically-modified crops (GMOs) is reducing US exports of hay modified with biotech alfalfa.
Four major Chinese tech companies are starting to overtake their American counterparts in the global digital advertising market, and are catching up to market giants Google and Facebook, according to researcher eMarketer.
For China, the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will bring both opportunities and challenges, experts said.
Recalling the world has just come through a year of discord, disease and disruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the year 2015 must be a time for global action.
In the most sweeping change in US-Cuban relations in five decades, US President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday plans to normalize ties with Cuba in a move that has sparked much controversy in the United States.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday heralded restoration of ties between the United States and Cuba as "positive news," thanking leaders of both countries for "the very important step."
Some key events in US-Cuba relations in the last half-century.
US House Speaker John Boehner sharply criticized US President Barack Obama's policy change toward Cuba, calling it "another in a long line of mindless concessions" to a brutal dictatorship.
Obama: Easier for Americans to travel to Cuba
China's top envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday called on the world organization to engage in comprehensive cooperation with the African Union (AU) to better address threats to peace and security in Africa.
US President Barack Obama intends to sign into law a bill that will ratchet up sanctions on Russia and provide additional assistance to Ukraine.