Beijing believes an epochal struggle for mastery is already underway.
China's aggression appears diplomatically inept, but provoking Western hostility can bring rewards.
As talks reach a crucial stage, Afghan and international politicians should not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Move to nationalise aviation firm interpreted as a sign Kyiv views Washington as a more useful strategic partner than Beijing.
Global Voices: Asia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.