The official data contradicts claims of success.
Enforcement could mark a turning point for the country's environmental goals.
The former aide to a late, ousted Chinese premier calls on President Xi Jinping to grant an amnesty to the terminally ill jailed Nobel laureate.
Debate rages over export of industrial overcapacity.
Pledges mount along with economic risks.
Non-conventional means of expanding into contested or international waters worries neighbors and naval experts.
Experts see little change in state controls.