Bao Tong says term limits for the top leader is "the acid test for telling the difference between a monarchy and a republic."
A reported takeover of CEFC China Energy could stall a Rosneft share sale.
Some see signs Thailand is listening to experts who say it doesn’t need the power and who warn of river fisheries devastation.
Hanoi is likely to tread cautiously in military ties with Washington, wary of antagonizing fellow communist one-party state China.
Heavy investment overseas is doing little to stem supply risks.
Activist Chen Guangcheng describes how he was "forced to believe that this most unwelcome news was true" about the death of his friend, Li Boguang.
Experts expect efforts to avoid a trade war.
China bears still in danger, while South Korea and Vietnam make progress in curbing abuse of bears for their bile.
Beijing says downsizing targets will be met ahead of schedule.
Cutbacks on coal are adding to the country's dependence on natural gas imports.
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.