Government policies disrupt energy supplies.
The country is downgraded by credit rating agencies amid rising inflation, a shrinking currency, and a widening trade deficit.
China faces international checks on carbon curbs.
Beijing is under pressure to break an eight-year deadlock on resolving territorial claims with ASEAN.
China's price curbs on coal are unlikely to work, experts say.
Beijing's aggressive blitz to discredit the Nobel Peace Prize and its recipient may boomerang, analysts say.
Inflation may boost China's energy efficiency claims.
Pressure from China may keep some freedom-loving Asian nations from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
The Tibetan poet Woeser, under close surveillance in Lhasa, expresses her fears for Tibetan students protesting Chinese education reforms that aim to slowly eradicate Tibetan language a a medium of instruction in their schools.