Low-rise buildings are in the early stages of construction by Minmetals Land Ltd., the real estate development arm of China Minmetals Corp., China's largest metals trader, in Guangdong, China. Residents of Hallstatt, Austria, have mixed emotions about their village being copied.
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2007 file photo, Abby Wambach of the United States, reacts after scoring the first goal against England during their quarterfinal match at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Tianjin, China. Now 31, Wambach leads the United States into this summer's World Cup _ in Germany. AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., a Republican presidential hopeful and a former ambassador to China, swings his leg over a "Deluxe Softail" Harley during a stop at Manchester Harley-Davidson in New Hampshire this month.
"Maryland is a gateway to doing business in the U.S., particularly in the life sciences and high-tech industries,"Gov. Martin O'Malley after his trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam. (Associated Press)
China's Li Na returns the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Clad in their respective national flags, the two finalists of the women's singles Francesca Schiavone of Italy, left, and Li Na of China, right, pose with the trophy one day before the women's final during a photo opportunity at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
The Mexican government is seeking to have Chinese-born Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon, seen here in May 2007, extradited from the U.S. to face organized crime, drug and other charges. (Associated Press)
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China has responded to more than a week of surprising protests in Inner Mongolia with its well-honed strategy: deploy overwhelming force, keep potential protesters from gathering and pledge to address at least some grievances.
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)