The naval buildup on Hainan appears to be part of Beijing's long-range plan to increase its military presence, but the new base has alarmed neighboring countries and the US.
Despite an apparent intent to hold further talks before the Beijing Olympics, China continues to criticize the 'Dalai clique.'
As US troops draw down, Iraqi forces are taking the lead. Reviews so far are mixed.
Democrats say an overemphasis on the war in Iraq has come at the expense of Afghanistan and has allowed Al Qaeda to regroup in that region.
An international agency's report says 40 percent of aid destined for Afghans is spent on overhead costs.
Security experts question whether claims about Friday's domestic airliner incident amount to state propaganda to bolster a pre-Olympics crackdown.