Decisions made now will radically change the values of global diplomacy and justice for the next century or more.
Sharp decline over the past two years prompted fears of a politically dangerous spike in job losses.
Communist party dominance; companies to face more free-market competition.
Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.
Researchers say China needs a new economic strategy after 30 years of rapid growth and must reduce the dominance of state companies and promote free markets to achieve its goal of becoming a high-income society.