• Over at ChinaFile, there is a discussion involving Hugh White and Wu Jianmian, among others, on what Xi and Obama should say to each other at the upcoming APEC meeting in Beijing.
  • Macau's October gaming revenues are set for record drop, in part due to the corruption crackdown.
  • CNOOC's chief energy researcher cautions against becoming too reliant on Russian hydrocarbons.
  • Cheng Li of Brookings writes that although the recent plenum failed to deliver philosophical and ideological change in the Party's governance of China, it did reopen discussion on constitutionalism.   
  • ​Chinese management ideas are finally receiving the recognition they deserve, argues The Economist. 
  • Here at The Interpreter, David Schaefer takes a look at the global proliferation of Chinese drones. Meanwhile, China has reportedly developed a laser system to take down drones.
  • Chinese shipping is an oft neglected source of air pollution. Chinese shipbuilders have seen a wave of new orders but profitability is dropping.
  • China to send elite army unit to ebola-hit Liberia.
  • I'm a touch late to this but John Mearsheimer again contends that China's rise will not be tranquil:

My argument in a nutshell is that if China continues to grow economically, it will attempt to dominate Asia the way the United States dominates the Western Hemisphere. The United States, however, will go to enormous lengths to prevent China from achieving regional hegemony. Most of Beijing’s neighbors, including India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Russia, and Vietnam, will join with the United States to contain Chinese power. The result will be an intense security competition with considerable potential for war. In short, China’s rise is unlikely to be tranquil.