The man likely to become China's next leader, Vice-President Xi Jinping, is set to begin a closely watched visit to the United States. In comments ahead of his trip Xi sounded a note of warning to the US over its military stance in the Pacific.
China's Communist Party has ended its four-day meeting with the promotion of Vice President Xi Jinping to a key military post. The World's Mary Kay Magistad covered the meeting of the ruling party's governing Central Committee in Beijing.
US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.
Some think that Asia is on the cusp of a new cold war. If it were to happen, it would mean the rivalry that has been growing is transformed into overt militarized competition that drags the region into its vortex.