A May 10 poll could underscore how unpopular the regime is, as it slowly opens to foreign aid.
Rising prices, shortages of food items, and political gridlock spur calls for a quick election.
When it comes to human rights, silence is not golden.
Hu Jintao will play ping-pong and talk pandas and energy. The visit comes as strains over interpretations of history appear to be easing.
The isolated junta sought outside aid as death toll projections topped 10,000.
Beijing lights a dangerous patriotic torch as the Olympic torch heads its way.
Dwindling aboriginal groups enjoy many legal protections, but assimilation remains a looming threat.
The Chinese have closely guarded their plan to carry the Olympic flame to the top of the world's highest mountain.
The rice-exporting country has seen a dramatic rebound thanks to years of agricultural research.
Shame won't work. But enlisting its self-interest can.
Corruption cases against Filipino President Arroyo haven't sparked another 'people power' revolt.
The best students are the wildest. Lesson 1: Avoid humans at all costs.
In China's far west, the Muslim ethnic group finds itself relegated to menial jobs. Chinese officials also restrict religious practice and use of their language in schools.
Thursday's tour in Canberra saw some fights and a dispute over China's tough "torch attendants."