Regions / China
Gone are the days when the U.S. accounted for over 40 percent of the world's billionaires, with Western Europe and Japan making up most of the rest.
The case of activist Chen Guangcheng sheds light on how dependent American universities are becoming on tuition from Chinese students.
They had been on the State Department's watch list, but were further downgraded in this years's Trafficking in Persons report.
China's about-face on HFCs at the Sunnylands summit is a really big deal.
This week's summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China is being welcomed as a virtually unprecedented opportunity for each side.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
Burma's Muslims are caught in a cross-fire between Chinese and Western investment.
In part, the Vietnam War was perceived as a message that the U.S. would not be intimidated by a Chinese nuclear-weapons program.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.
The U.S. 'pivot' to the South and East China Seas has energised the American industrial-military complex, dimming the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing disputes in the region.