In the past month, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Taiwan have all had brushes with China as they all assert territorial claims in the oil-rich South China Sea.
China's version of Twitter, Weibo, has trained a critical public eye on authority figures across the country, spawning a growing cadre of citizen-vigilantes on the prowl for evidence of corruption.
Elements of the dispute include a Ming Dynasty map, a US treaty, and a fish factory. The following is a basic breakdown.
The attack by a group of men in Beijing came as nationalist sentiment deepens in both China and Japan over ownership of islands in the South China Sea.
The US team bagged 104 medals compared to China’s 88, disrupting hopes for what looked at first like it would have been a first-ever blowout for China.
A new Chinese city and base on a disputed South China Sea island have kicked up tensions, but it will likely end there. The last thing China wants to do is give the US a reason to get involved.
The new city of Sansha lies on tiny coral reefs in the Paracel Islands, one of the many disputed specks of land in the South China Sea.
Vast mineral deposits are bringing wealth to this country of 3 million. Now Mongolia is in a race to stem the threat of corruption.
Mongolia just rushed a law through parliament to make it harder for China to invest in Mongolia.
The heaviest rain in six decades left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism online about Beijing's infrastructure.