The U.S. debt conundrum threatens to erode Asia's reserves and scuttle the region's exports.
China power use shows little effect from policy change.
Territorial disputes over the vast South China Sea are expected to dominate a key ASEAN forum.
Import reliance raises stakes in the South China Sea.
The Dalai Lama's White House visit stirs debate on bilateral relations between the world's two biggest economies.
Bao Tong, former aide to an ousted top Chinese official, says the Chinese Communist Party has fallen short of its goals.
China's floods raise hydropower output, ease pressure on government over shortages.
The foreign policy under the newly elected Thai government may see Beijing solidify ties.
China's massive loans raise repayment fears.