The official visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Cuba is hailed as the "best moment" of relations between China and Cuba since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1960.
The announced merger of Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron and Steel Group is credit negative and will put pressure on Baosteel's ratings, rating agency Moody's said in its initial assessment of the move.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Havana Saturday for an official visit to Cuba.
China's 133 city commercial banks recorded 25.2 trillion yuan (3.76 trillion U.S. dollars) in total assets by the end of June, according to the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC).
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters in Beijing Olympic Park on Friday, marking a milestone in the bank's history and signifying the role of Beijing as a center for international finance.
Trade volume between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan reached $95.55 billion in the first seven months of 2016, down 9.8 percent year on year, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
Chinese authorities are searching for a can containing radioactive isotope that was missing during transportation in the northeastern province of Jilin earlier this week.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday visited renowned Canadian ice hockey team Montreal Canadiens, and dropped the first puck for a training match.
Taban Deng Gai, the first vice president of South Sudan, on Friday thanked China and other members of the international community for helping the world's youngest country in its efforts to end the conflict and rendering humanitarian aid to the people in need.
China expects an early visit by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the two countries are in close communication over the issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday.