How is the U.S. fending off China's power grab?
Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing at a critical time when tensions between the U.S. and China are rising.
China has alarmed its neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over Japan's Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory.
But what is the U.S. saying about it?
"We the United States are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east China sea," Biden said.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China during the first two years of the Obama administration, discusses the significance of Biden's visit.
In China, the country's first-ever robotic lunar rover is now in space.
The rocket blasting off from southeast China this morning. Don Lemon asked CNN's David McKenzie what this means for the future of China's growing space program.
China is launching the country's first lunar probe next month.
Officials say the spacecraft will release a six-wheeled lunar rover equipped with four cameras and two mechanical legs to dig up soil samples. It will patrol the moon's surface for at least three months.
A public vote determined the name of the lunar rover - they're calling it "Yutu" which means jade rabbit in Chinese folklore.
China's space program is trying to take on America, and win.
David McKenzie is OutFront from Beijing.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he decided to expose America's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens because the Obama Administration "closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law."
According to the Guardian newspaper, Snowden answered questions in an online chat today and told reporters he had to get out of the U.S. and that the "government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me."
The 29-year-old is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, where some suspect he may even be working for the Chinese government.
Gordon Chang is OutFront with his take.
The Chinese government has declared war on lavish lifestyles.
Erin Burnett explains why in tonight's OutFront OutTake.