President Hu Jintao counters China's critics with Africa tour, experts say.
In an interview with Dan Southerland on Feb. 16, Russian historian Andrei Lankov, an expert on North Korea and RFA commentator, advises the U.S. to ignore the war talk from Pyongyang but to keep the country engaged in dialogue. He says a missile launch by North Korea is "very likely."
U.S.-China cooperation is key to progress on climate change, policy groups say.
Former union leader and labor rights expert Han Dongfang warns that workers' rights in China are more pressing than ever as millions are laid off in the current economic downturn. He speaks to RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland.
China plans more coal output despite link to birth defects.
Analysts see rising risks of a trade war with China following U.S. comments on "currency manipulation."