A six-part series by Peter Ford, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
Its economy has broken records, and the country is a global player – but the financial crisis could threaten stability.
Inspectors found that 13 percent of dairy firms inspected since last week had produced melamine-tainted formula, state TV reported Tuesday. Critics say state regulation alone won’t prevent more food scandals.
The success of the Olympics is expected to help China’s leaders and people trust the rest of the world more readily, and tone down an often aggrieved nationalism.
Still short 2 million tents, it must also rebuild homes and jobs for 5 million.