China imported just over 486,000 tons of rice in May and has now imported 1.815 million tons for the calendar year.
The tension between North Korea and the U.S. resulted in China and Russia calling on both sides to stop the activities that would aggravate the situation.
China's economic growth has reached new heights and even outpaced nations like Russia and the U.S.
The Asian economy became resilient and robust following its meltdown 20 years ago.
Many Hong Kongers have expressed their dismay at their perceived failure of China to uphold its deal 2 decades earlier, especially on democratic freedoms.
Global economic recovery is happening but cautious optimism is still advised as the major economic powers are struggling to find new safe-haven assets.
The clean energy movement finds a big boost as China, the top coal producing and consuming country, becomes the no. 1 producer of renewable energy.
Is gold overvalued?
China hits the road and attempts to rebuild the ancient trade routes once called the Silk Road.
Global gold demand in Q1 2017 was 1,034.5t.