Grisly stories seem to hang in the air above Kenya's Rift Valley, where many of the country's world-class runners train.
A Beijing firm known for defending famous activists is told to close. Attorneys elsewhere have been detained or tried.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her trip to Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and China on Sunday. Her aim was to reenergize key ties to the region.
This month China bought stakes in French, Canadian, and Australian firms.
Legal efforts to retrieve two bronzes looted by Western troops in 1860 may fail. Another option: let wealthy donors buy them back.
In South Korea, which she visited Thursday, fears persist that the US will move forward on ties even if the North resists verifying disablement of its weapons.
China's government is bargain-hunting internationally as the financial crisis pushes down prices of energy resources and assets.