China to Attempt to Ease Tensions at APEC

From territorial disputes with neighbors to rivalry with the United States, China is setting aside some of its biggest foreign policy challenges to prevent discord at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that it hosts next week.

What’s not clear is whether the guests will behave as well.  One potential hotspot is the conflict in Ukraine, as U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are both coming for the meeting.

So too is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is furious with Russia over what he called the “murder” of Australian citizens in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine. He has promised to confront Putin.


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