China cites progress in pollution reduction drive as experts urge greater efforts.
China has invested billions to lock up foreign oil during the global slump.
China's coal miners risk lives in outmoded industry, analysts say.
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."
China has cited progress on reducing coal mining deaths, but doubts
persist about illegal mines.
China's oil fund plan reflects policy confusion, energy experts say.
Veteran journalist James Fallows is at his best when explaining complicated international transactions in plain language. Fallows, who has been writing from China for The Atlantic magazine for the past two years, is not a China specialist.
China's pollution will rise during the country's economic downturn, analysts say.
China's dependence on foreign oil reaches 50-percent mark for first time.