The Thai-Cambodian conflict is hurting the image of the 10-member Southeast Asian grouping.
Regulators worry that interest rate hikes will only attract more 'hot money.'
Photos of China's first aircraft carrier spark concerns over military intentions and transparency.
Rising coal prices may push China's government into a corner as power costs grow.
A fresh regional assessment still sees lack of progress in tackling the growing problem.
Russia's offers to quake-stricken Japan may spur competition with China.
While some experts call for a halt to U.S. arms sales in a bid to forge better ties with China, others view this as shallow thinking.