After unprecedented Paris summit, President Xi Jinping will promote prosperity during two stops in Africa from Nov 29-Dec 5, 2015.
China's top military authority will greatly reduce its departments and personnel in order to give more power to lower-level authorities.
Chinese travelers who have made their way to distant shores may have a little less to boast about, but their sense of conquest is no less palpable.
Announcements that major Chinese securities firms are under investigation for alleged rule violations triggered a market sell-off on Friday.
China's industrial profits declined by 4.6% in October, widening the 0.1% drop in September, but the profits in high-tech manufacturing rose 14.2%.
Carrefour opened its largest store in Asia in Beijing as the franchise tests international retailers.
The central government opened a meeting on Friday morning to discuss how it can lift 70 million people out of poverty by the end of 2020.