Lack of resolution on the bigger issue sustains the risk of more upsets and keeps at least an orange flag raised over the 3.5 million-square-kilometer sea.
Chinese Internet firms should earn money as monetization pays off. Polished censorship lowers risk of a mass crackdown that could knock bloggers offline and threaten the income of their providers.
China, keen to expand its culture abroad to match its economic supremacy, expects to develop a global film industry with the takeoff of an $8 billion movie-making complex
China's increased patience will bring no change to business with Taiwan, including multinationals active on both sides, but will delay new tie-ups that could make investment easier.
Eastern Chinese metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai are reaching building saturation, but inland cities such as Wuhan are not.
British companies are eager to tap into the world's second largest economy as Chinese Premier Li visits the U.K. this week.
Sustained closer relations with Hanoi would protect the interests of American companies such as South China Sea gas driller Exxon-Mobil as well as those with strong onshore business in Vietnam, like Agilent Technologies and Intel.
There hasn't been much seen of a breakthrough in innovation at this year's Computex Taipei.
China will crack down on violent acts in its restive northwest. That campaign may hurt the cause of an indigenous Muslim population, but will keep the door safely open to foreign direct investment.
Is China dialing into smartphone diplomacy? It has already tried to secure Southeast Asia's minerals and river water by investing in its infrastructure. It also sees the growing region as a frontier for Chinese companies cramped by competition at home. But many Southeast Asians distrust Beijing.