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Chen Guangcheng has left the US Embassy in Beijing after a 6-day stay. Reports earlier in the day say that an agreement was reached between US officials and Chinese authorities regarding his safety. But conflicting reports later in the day say he left because Chinese officials threatened his family if he didn't.

Freedom House released its annual report—Freedom of the Press 2012. According to the report, China has kept a tight grip on media censorship in the past year. But to counterbalance this, China's netizens and bloggers have been more active than ever.

China Eastern Airlines is planning to purchase 20 Boeing jets in multibillion-dollar deal.

As tension mounts between China and the Philippines over disputed territorial waters in the South China Sea, the US and Philippine leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to mutual defense.

And US-China military talks began today ahead of a two-day meeting between Chinese officials and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plus Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner.