China's system of harsh punishments has done little to prevent public safety crimes like the adulteration of infant formula, experts say.
China's government is trying to ease public anger over infant deaths and kidney failure caused by toxic milk products, experts say, but thousands of children remain at risk.
China's overloaded trucks and railways are adding to energy consumption, pollution and waste, experts say.
Deadly mining accidents in China have claimed at least 223 lives in the past week, despite government claims that safety has improved.
China's 1-trillion-yuan ($147-billion) earthquake recovery plan for Sichuan poses challenges for the country's economy, experts say.