Hong Kong riot police withdrew on Monday, but many roads remain blocked as democracy protesters refuse to go home. Beijing calls the protest movement an 'illegal activity' and warned foreign countries not to interfere.
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong turned chaotic this weekend, as police used tear gas on crowds seeking a greater say in the region's governance. But the confrontation has long been in the works.
The southern African strong man was greeted by President Xi Jinping in a full state visit to China. But did Mugabe put up all his minerals and ore for a badly needed loan?
More than half of the world’s shipping tonnage sails through these waters, which may hold valuable oil and gas reserves. China is asserting its territorial claims here.
Beijing wants to assert its preeminence in Asia. But not so strongly as to push its neighbors into the arms of the United States.