China's rapid rise to power and prominence
Report Calls Communist Party Rule Essential to Democracy in China which appeared on the October 20, 2005 International page, and
Rumsfeld Ends Beijing Visit With Talk With Chinese Officers , also appearing on October 20. Unless you are a subscribere to the Times Select service, you may not be able to get access to these articles in a few days. Check with your local public library since they may have full-text access to the New York Times.
Both articles are interesting in that they both discuss the same thing: China's rapid rise to power and prominence.