How much of a boost China's military will get this year is just one of many issues to watch when top-level political meetings begin in Beijing this weekend. Also in the crosshairs, is a proposal that would allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely. The move has taken many by surprise and critics argue it could have a huge impact on the party state's image in the region and overseas. VOA’s Bill Ide has more from Beijing.
There's a new library in Kabul, Afghanistan, but this one has wheels, part of a wider plan to promote reading and literacy for the children and teenagers of Kabul. As VOA's Sayed Hasib Maududi reports, those who want to read a good book just need to look for the blue bus. Faith Lapidus narrates.