New rules bar advancement for violators.
Problems persist despite a decade of efforts to improve accuracy of state economic statistics.
China's government wants to curb competition among its state-owned enterprises.
Slower growth prompts Li to spread blame around, ponder return to old stimulus methods.
Short-term help for struggling industry undercuts policies to reduce air pollution.
Government eases curbs to support property prices as economy slows.
Competing theories as anti-graft drive claims one state oil executive after another.
Moscow pushes cheaper pipeline route.
Sluggish demand spurs stagnation fears as Beijing hopes for greater regional influence.
Conservation target 20 percent lower than 2014.
Safety gains mixed with cover-up concerns.
Interest rate impact on privatization seen.
Reported energy savings may mask economic weakness.
International Energy Agency study cites energy efficiency gains.
Abandoning growth target may signal reform.
Observers see risks in the PLA’s anti-corruption push.
Lower oil prices may raise subsidy demands.
But promise of transparency on inventories remains unfulfilled.
Stiffer penalties may strengthen environmental enforcement.
Beijing seeks to bar local role in economic reports.
Government faces decisions on environment and economic growth.