North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (second from right) leaves a hotel in Mudanjiang in northeastern China on Friday, May 20, 2011. Mr. Kim, who rarely travels abroad, made an unusual third trip in just more than a year to China, his country's main ally and benefactor, news agencies reported. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
WORKING TOGETHER: Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan wait as documents are exchanged during a signing ceremony on Tuesday in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue meetings. (Associated Press)
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An unconventional politician, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said that China should face taxes on imports until it stops manipulating its currency and that the U.S. should seize Iraq's oil fields to pay itself back for the cost of the war. But a retired GOP senator says few are taking his candidacy seriously.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. greets Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan during the opening session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. ends his address to graduates of the South Carolina Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
Amended guidelines that ban smoking in more indoor public venues in China went into effect Sunday, but the changes were not expected to have a dramatic impact. Nearly 30 percent of adults in China smoke.
"If I run and win, our country will be respected again and China, OPEC, and all of the many nations ripping off this great country of ours will be dealt with very, very differently," billionaire developer Donald Trump told the crowd at a Florida tea party gathering on Saturday. (Associated Press)
"Mao's Last Dancer" depicts ballet dancer Li Cunxin's defection from China. "I still have quite a lot of contacts with the ballet profession back in China, and my impression over the years is they are much more open, over the years, as far as imposing the political influence or control over artists in China," Mr. Li says. (Fox Home Entertainment)
An unidentified man is detained by police officers near a planned protest site in Shanghai, China. Anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China have prompted the government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching its shores. (Associated Press)
FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, a man, center, is detained by police officers near the planned protest site located in Shanghai, China. Anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China have prompted the Chinese government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching the country. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, Chinese police officers ask a journalist, lower right, to leave from an area designated online as a protest site in Beijing, China. Anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China have prompted the Chinese government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching the country. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 5, 2011, a man who goes by the pseudonym "Hua Ge", one of the organizers of "Jasmine" protests in China, works on his website, in New York. "Hua Ge" is a member of one group spreading anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China that have prompted the Chinese government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching the country. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
U.S. national security officials say the Taiwan arms package is being delayed by senior Obama administration officials, including Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, who are seeking to avoid a third rupture in U.S.-China military relations over Taiwan arms sales. (Associated Press)
Flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam's floodgates in Yichang, China, after heavy rains last summer. Critical infrastructure controlled by computers, including dams, pipelines and factories, are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in China than in other countries, security specialists say. Three Gorges is the largest dam in the world. (Associated Press)