China's state-run media largely ignored the first known death sentences for last year's riots in Tibet.
Chinese contemporary painters hope the collapse will shake out speculators, leaving true collectors.
After a scandal highlighting rampant plagiarism, the government tries to rein it in – and a new generation of teachers trained abroad could help.
China says keep out; the leader fears the Tibet tinderbox will again catch fire.
But winning credibility as an objective news source will be a hurdle, experts say.
US output fell 3.8 percent at the end of 2008, but exports slid at a 20 percent rate.
President Obama names new task force to strengthen the middle class