Clay Dillow writes about science, technology and business for publications including CNBC.com, Fortune and Popular Science.
China and the Philippines could begin exploiting energy reserves in the South China Sea. Discussions for joint exploration have begun.
Facebook, Amazon, Google and other tech giants are partnering with Udacity, a start-up reinventing skills training for the masses.
China's pledged $260 billion to shore up its navy and military by 2020. The US concern: maintaining free-trade flows in the South China Sea.