'China wants a presence. India is unnerved by all of this,' Robert Kaplan, author of 'Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,' told a small gathering in Cambridge.
Protesters at an anti-Japan rally also unfurled banners calling for a multiparty political system and complaining about the high price of real estate, according to images shown on Japanese TV.
China has sent security patrols near hotly disputed East China Sea islets and reportedly embargoed 'rare earth' elements to Japan. Tokyo is entering talks with Washington on how to respond.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is keeping the pressure on China, after finance ministers meeting in South Korea this weekend seem to have staved off the immediate threat of a 'currency war.'
Japan called US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner 'unrealistic,' while India doubted he would have support among emerging economies at the G20 summit next month.
Chins has reportedly been trying to block publication of a United Nations report that says 11 different kinds of Chinese-made bullet casings have been found at the sites of attacks by government-allied militia in Sudan's Darfur region.
Recent interruptions in exports of rare earth minerals are due to a sharp cut in export quotas announced last July, argue China and rare earths analysts.
The Chilean miners' ability to survive 17 days trapped underground without outside contact could spur future rescue missions to persevere when hope seems lost.
Vice President Xi Jinping was promoted Monday to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, a key post seen as the penultimate step on the ladder to China's top job in 2013.
Protests in China and Japan over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea erupted this weekend and spilled over into Monday, highlighting ongoing bilateral tensions.
Rescuers are stepping up frantic efforts to save 11 China miners still believed to be trapped by a deadly gas blast on Saturday.
Norway faces a diplomatic backlash from China after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. The greater fallout may be within China itself.
A two-day plenum of the Communist Party opened amid calls for relaxing China's repressive one-party rule. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has called for political change in recent months.
The People's Daily, a mouthpiece for the Communist Party of China, criticized the Apple iPad for making it too difficult to install pirate software or illegally download movies.
China's state-controlled media rejoiced in the Chile mine rescue while avoiding the fact that 2,631 Chinese miners died last year, according to official figures.
China-US defense chiefs met Tuesday for the first time since Beijing severed links earlier this year. The nations worked to ease tensions over a string of recent maritime disputes in East Asia.
China lashed out at fresh calls to free top dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. The US has also called on China to ease restrictions on Mr. Xiaobo's wife, Liu Xia.
The Chinese government said the award to Liu Xiaobo 'profanes the Nobel Peace Prize.' The immediate future may see more activists arrested, warns Mr. Liu's lawyer.
Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, who participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and was jailed in 2008 for advocating human rights.
Few expect big breakthroughs at China's climate change talks this week. The real success will be in smoothing relations after the Copenhagen debacle and small side deals that are more realistic, observers say.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe summit in Brussels Monday, but the issues at the heart of recent China-Japan friction remain unresolved.
China on Thursday thumbed its nose at US legislation aimed at forcing China to strengthen its currency, the yuan, which critics say China keeps artificially low.
The speed with which the fishing boat dispute turned ugly suggests how little has been achieved in China-Japan reconciliation over the past five years, say analysts.
In the weeks leading up to China's big mid-Autumn festival, Beijing's traffic was at a standstill. Streets have opened up as workers stay home for the holiday.