China has ordered a ban on some new coal mines after a series of deadly accidents during preparations for the Olympic Games.
China's government has put the Olympics ahead of key energy and environmental reforms, experts say. Officials are promising changes after the Games end.
As China pushes its miners to produce more coal and meet power demand for the Olympics, a series of mining accidents has claimed dozens of lives.
China mulls new emergency measures to achieve "blue skies" as the Olympics approach, but experts say the event is a false test of the country's environmental progress.