Experts question official coal data.
Much of the secretive nation's early history has been airbrushed to serve the regime's current propaganda and control needs.
Reserves are now sagging below strategic levels in support of the yuan.
South Korea grapples with multiple political and economic challenges on top of the threat of an aggressive North Korea.
New energy vehicle makers are caught in a subsidy probe.
Official figures show a production decline after a late-year surge.
The government remains silent as import dependence climbs.