China's influence grows in an ocean considered strategically vital by rival India.
Beijing stakes its claim to northern resources and routes.
Officials say efficiency rose despite faster economic growth.
A former UPI war correspondent recalls a pivotal event in the Vietnam War on its 50th anniversary.
Air quality suffers in provinces beyond the capital region, according to Greenpeace.
Doubts surround claims of an economic speedup in 2017.
Heavy reliance on natural gas imports is seen as a security risk.
The "frenzy" of investment in the US is over, expert says.
The financial risk rises as economic growth slows.
Driven in part by a growing domestic demand for fish, China’s fishing boats now range thousands of miles from home.
The political fortunes of China's president took a particularly good turn in 2017, at a time when the influence of the United States began to decline, argues Wei Pu.
Sharp reduction in sediment buildup blamed on hydroelectric dams and riverbed dredging.
The state media blame ‘local policymakers’ for heating woes.
The curbs do little to limit production.
Capital flight is feared as the Chinese Communist Party steers the flow.
The country’s reliance on foreign oil will rise to 80 percent, one study says.
Surging Chinese activities, including moves by the military, raise hackles among nations close to the South Pole.
A spike in global emissions is blamed on an economic growth spurt.
A system to prevent data fraud was initially set for 2016.
Government regulation spurs a shortage of cleaner fuel.
China unveils "magical island maker" just before summit of Asia-Pacific leaders and US President Trump's debut on regional stage.
A private share sale to China is backed by a Russian loan.
Scores of dissidents, bloggers and others have been jailed and some have been beaten by thugs doing government bidding.
Trade risks rise over forced technology transfer, with product demand in China shaped by government policies.
More attention needed to the steady flow of Chinese ships, coast guard vessels, and maritime militia vessels into disputed waters.
Central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan prepares to step down.
Lower targets may lead to sustainable growth, but reform leaves some conflicts unresolved.
Rohingya insurgent group’s month-long humanitarian ceasefire expired on Oct. 9.
A new alert system targets environmental "overloading."
The government pushes its state sector reform plan.