China's first regulations on military awards and commendations will be put into effect on Aug. 1. Full Story

No burgers at some China McDonald's over food scare

McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat. Full Story

Cross-Straits economic talks scheduled for Aug 5

The sixth regular meeting of the Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Committee (ECC) will be held on Aug 5 in Beijing, the Chinese mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) announced Monday. Full Story