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.