President Obama names new task force to strengthen the middle class
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
He's been critical of monetary policy and has named human rights defenders to key posts.
Chongming Island’s planned community remains a gleam in the eye. But China is making progress on green design codes.
The fund seeks to soften effects of the financial collapse, but many Asian leaders – citing bad advice from the '97 crisis – are wary of conditions attached to assistance.
They pledge a more coordinated response to the global financial crisis, including stronger regulation.
The money may not jump-start enough domestic spending, but signals to world leaders that China is engaged in resolving the global financial crisis.