Despite an expected increase in the country's food imports, China will maintain self-sufficiency in its main food crops.
Domestic filmmakers and stars, including John Woo, Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing, also attended the festival.
The NYPD's Demographics Unit, conceived with the help of a CIA agent, assembled databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed.
A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artifacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia.
The recent contamination of tap water in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, has exposed weaknesses in the city's management.
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge faced off in a lighthearted match during the British royals' visit to Christchurch.
Beijing has made it into the top 10 of the world's most global cities for the first time, ranking eighth in the A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index.
China's space exploration agency unveiled a four-wheeled lunar rover on Thursday, sparking speculation about sending Chinese astronauts to the moon.
The United States is still polarized over Edward Snowden and whether the newspapers that exposed the spying network should be lauded or condemned.
A suspected contract killer charged in California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings.
Shanghai is requiring an additional 400,000 households to sort their garbage and is opening 2,000 electronic waste recycling centers this year.
Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the US government secretly funded were overtly political.