Maritime tensions are likely to be a priority issue for the next U.S. ambassador to China.
China-Russia oil deal seen unlikely to mend ties.
China faces cleaner coal challenges.
Experts debate U.S.-China strategic ties.
U.S. moves to end climate change standoff with China.
China struggles with mine safety cover-ups.
Experts split on China's role at G-20 meeting.
Security disputes may frustrate U.S.-China climate goals.
U.S.-China talks advance cooperation on climate change.
U.S.-China ties test economic and security interests, experts say.
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.
U.S.-China cooperation is key to progress on climate change, policy groups say.
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.
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.