The entire purpose of the constitution is to provide legal meaning, which makes a nonsense of its references to political ideologies, a former top Communist Party aide argues.
Uneven regulation leaves overseas investment in doubt.
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.