China military exercise in the East China Sea was not a provocation at the US and South Korea, according to Chinese officials.
Beijing unpegged the Chinese yuan from the dollar last weekend, leading to a half-point rise against the US currency this week. The value of China's currency has been a highly contentious issue with trade partners.
Chinese production of Honda automobiles remains stalled as the result of a strike by workers looking for a larger wage increase.
As China's stock market cools, some speculators are turning to mung beans and garlic. Prices for mung beans have tripled since January. Some see an investment, others see a speculative bubble.
Despite investing billions of dollars to create world-class seats of learning, China lags in a new list of Asia’s top colleges. Its highest-ranked Peking University came in 12th, down two spots from last year.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered blunt condemnation of strict Internet censorship in China and pledged to help Chinese citizens jump the 'Great Fire Wall.'
A growing number of critics urge Beijing to relax the one-child policy to counter an aging population.
Obama, who called the Great Wall 'magical,' leaves with new awareness of US-China interdependence – as well as differing priorities.
Obama’s first visit to China will test that nation’s readiness to look outward – and past disagreements.
In response to US tariffs imposed last Friday, Beijing threatened to investigate alleged US dumping of auto and chicken parts. But both categories would only allow limited retaliation.