Beijing wants to change the status quo in the East China Sea. US officials think it unlikely that China will challenge military flights.
The dismissal of an outspoken academic at China's top university has sparked renewed debate over the degree to which US universities abroad can maintain their core values.
Xia Yeliang, an outspoken government critic was dismissed from his teaching job at China's top university last month.
An audacious attack on Beijing's Tiananmen Square has cast attention on the ethnic minority that China often calls terrorists. That label does not apply to most Uighurs.
Felled by scandal, the charismatic Chinese leader could not talk his way out of a life sentence.
Beijing will ban half of the city's cars on days with 'serious pollution' – but the stringent definition will leave most cars on the road.
Defense Secretary Hagel's comments about the North's chemical arsenal come amid new concerns over the sophistication of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.