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The facade of the MGM Cotai in Macau, China's "Las Vegas."

China’s ‘Las Vegas’ is leaving billionaires behind in favor of the rising middle class — see inside the $3.4 billion mega-casi...

MGM opened its Cotai mega casino in Macau to appeal to China's rising middle class, with a $100 million theater, priceless art, and a high-end spa. We visited.
An X-51A under the wing of a B-52 at Edwards Air Force Base, July 2009.

Pentagon warns that the US is falling behind to China in hypersonic missile race

Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said at two congressional hearings that China is beating the US to hypersonic missiles.
A worker carries a flotation device that keep the solar panels above water.

China’s latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

In Anhui, China, two giant solar farms — one of which will go online in May — are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.

China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water

The bright yellow bollards politely remind pedestrians that "crossing is dangerous" and use facial recognition techn to shame jaywalkers on a public screen.
The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) and the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFG 155)

The Chinese navy challenged Australian warships in the South China Sea as it conducted its largest-ever naval parade

Three Australian navy ships faced a polite but "robust" encounter with the People's Liberation Army,
Chinese President Xi Jinping greets U.S. President Donald Trump at a welcoming ceremony November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China.

Trump lavished praise on China’s president while ignoring their escalating trade fight

Trump said Xi Jinping has helped the US more than any other Chinese president in history.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai is so busy it's like going to the hottest bar in town on a Friday night.

See inside the world’s largest Starbucks, where ‘coffee is theater’ and the line is always down the block

The world's biggest Starbucks opened in Shanghai, China in December. Outfitted with Alibaba's augmented reality, the Reserve Roastery is a giant coffee museum.