NATO's revised plans for a missile defense shield to protect against Iran are likely to top today's NATO-Russia meeting.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her visit to Burma (Myanmar) Wednesday is to gauge political reforms there. But China is concerned it could be part of a strategic plan to fence in Beijing.
China's manufacturing sector marked its biggest fall in three years amid eurozone woes and a weak US economy. But China appears unlikely to focus on boosting domestic consumption, which could help other countries.
Shi Yongxin, abbot of China's Shaolin monastery, where kung fu and Zen Buddhism were born, has been attacked by Internet rumors alleging improper behavior. The abbot has long been a controversial figure in China.
In an effort to maintain ties with the US ahead of a major shift in China's leadership, China's response on a multimillion dollar arms sale to Taiwan, a normally divisive subject, appears muted.
For Britain's Guardian and Economist, Obama's jobs speech was all about partisan politics. For France's Le Monde, it was about the use of rhetoric and statecraft in guiding a powerful nation through difficult times. For the China Daily, it was all about Joe Biden.
Olympians and businessmen express concern that a week of riots have hurt the city's image as a safe, world-class venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Wang Meng, who has won five medals for China in recent Olympics, has been expelled from the short track speed skating team. Wang Meng reportedly attacked her manager in a confrontation after breaking curfew.