Beijing restores tax breaks and other perks for Chinese exporters. It's worried that declining exports mean more social unrest.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.
The financial crisis, war on two fronts, and, above all, the US election make 2008 historic.
Its warships and special forces are due in the Gulf of Aden by Jan. 6.
The post-Khmer Rouge nation is a portrait of tolerance for Muslims, but the US worries that this could change.
China and Russia join calls to avoid brinksmanship.