Regions / China
They had been on the State Department's watch list, but were further downgraded in this years's Trafficking in Persons report.
China's about-face on HFCs at the Sunnylands summit is a really big deal.
This week's summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China is being welcomed as a virtually unprecedented opportunity for each side.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
Burma's Muslims are caught in a cross-fire between Chinese and Western investment.
In part, the Vietnam War was perceived as a message that the U.S. would not be intimidated by a Chinese nuclear-weapons program.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.
The U.S. 'pivot' to the South and East China Seas has energised the American industrial-military complex, dimming the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing disputes in the region.
Can China manage an effective partnership with both Sudans?
Missile defense cuts off the nose to spite the face.