Retail sales rose for first time this year, but imports continued to sag.
Tanker moves may raise hopes for goals of Phase 1 agreement this year.
Xi calls for "connectivity" between domestic and export markets.
Asiatic black bear numbers in the wild have been declining because of the demand for the bears’ bile for traditional medicine and loss of their habitat due to deforestation.
The official news agency argues that the long-sought goal was achieved ahead of schedule last year.
State pipeline monopoly buys assets in high-priced deals.
The largest cat living in the Americas today is threatened by illegal hunting, deforestation, and the loss of wild prey.