High-level dialogue vital to ties

Top officials from both sides of the Strategic Economic Dialogue expressed hope that the Obama administration would continue the dialogue China and the United States.
Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson greet each other at a singing ceremony during the Sino-US Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing on Thursday.
Top banker: Timely steps can maintain growth
The steep fall of the yuan this week does not signal a major shift in the country's foreign exchange policy or its long-term currency revaluation trend, analysts said.
Beijing meets clear days target before time
The Washington-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will help China develop more energy-efficient buildings under a new program sponsored by the US State Department.