This week, the USS John McCain is engaged in military exercises in the South China Sea - setting a new threshold in US-Vietnam ties.
Chinese scientists warned that deforestation in geologically sensitive areas could exacerbate China mudslides.
As part of a China energy crackdown to meet efficiency targets, leaders are directing 2,000 factories to close. But it appears many of the locales have already been shuttered.
China expects heavy rain in the coming days. China flooding and mudslides have already killed more than 1,000 people, with tens of thousands still at risk.
Ghana will soon announce whether China oil company CNOOC or oil giant Exxon Mobil won the bidding war for rights to tap its offshore oil. The answer will show how great a player China has become in Africa.
China mudslides blocked roads and bridges on Sunday, leaving rescuers today to dig with shovels and their bare hands, occasionally finding survivors. Authorities expect the official death toll of 127 to rise.
Despite fresh UN sanctions on Iran, China beefs up trade and investment. Does it know something the US doesn't about Israel's intentions to stop Iran's nuclear program?
The latest Chinese kindergarten murders have prompted more discussion on government response within China, which has traditionally avoided confronting mental health issues.
North Korea warned of a 'powerful physical retaliation' if South Korea goes through with naval drills in the Yellow Sea this week. The real concern is over how China will respond.
A China flood, oil spill, and chemical factory explosion highlighted the country's improved crisis response. But China still faces challenges as it tries to strike a balance between economic growth and protecting the environment.
North Korea was sent a clear message from the United States over the past four days of joint war games with South Korea, whose commanders were buoyed by the massive display of American support.
More than 23 tons of oil-eating bacteria have been sent to clean up the China oil spill in the Yellow Sea. It should work better than the chopsticks workers initially used, but it's still no miracle solution.
Despite the breakneck speed at which the country surpassed the United States as the world's biggest energy consumer, International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol says China energy use can be slowed.
China officially doubled the size of the oil spill caused by an explosion last week at the port city of Dalian. The China oil spill is now 165 square miles, but still just a fraction of the size of the BP oil spill in Gulf.
China passed the United States as the world's No. 1 energy consumer. China denies it. But followers of China energy use are not surprised by the International Energy Agency's announcement.
China UFO sightings continued Thursday in the eastern part of the country. Last week, Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou closed for two hours when an unidentified object hovered over the skies.
The sinking of a naval ship in March called into question the longtime 'Sunshine Policy.' But could dire health care problems and new UN talks help ease North Korea's isolated stance in time for six-party-talks?
'Beat It' video of China's People's Liberation Army groovin' to a Michael Jackson song goes viral. Will officials 'harmonize' the tribute?
To show North Korea their strength after it sank the Cheonan warship, the US and South Korea today announced a joint antisubmarine drill. China has objected, citing security concerns.
China’s tourism to Taiwan, once banned, is now growing fast as bilateral ties improve. But with the influx of visitors comes a culture clash.
Chinese activist-lawyer Ni Yulan, who helped Beijingers defend their homes from demolition, has been jailed, beaten, and disbarred, and her own home was bulldozed by authorities. Recently released from prison, she is being helped by hundreds of supporters.
Wei Di, new head of the Chinese Football Association, admits he faces a tough task in qualifying his country for the World Cup. For a country that claims to have invented the game of soccer more than 2,000 years ago, this is rather embarrassing.