China is embroiled in territorial disputes over an oil rig close to Vietnam and the arrest of Chinese fishermen in the Philippines, alarming its Southeast Asian neighbors.
Vietnam disputes China's right to drill for oil in waters that lie within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone. The Philippines has detained Chinese fishermen accused of collecting protected turtles.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he wants to create a framework to 'manage competition.' He visited China's first aircraft carrier yesterday.
The current president claims that Taiwanese donations are more transparent in Guatemala today than they were 14 years ago.
Last month President Xi Jinping told President Macky Sall of Senegal that China and Africa are completely intertwined and interdependent.
Pentagon budget cuts made it appear that Taiwan's F-16s would not receive promised upgrades, even as neighbor China boosts military spending.
Beijing promises a tough tack on terrorism after a deadly knife attack in Kunming, but it wants to avoid fanning tensions between the Uighurs, who were fingered in the attack, and ethnic Chinese.
Investors from South Korea to Brazil and from India to South Africa are the new kids on the African block. Nor have old investors like the US, UK, France and Australia pulled out.