China's government investigates loan preferences for state-owned enterprises.
Official figures understate total debt.
Economic drive endangers environmental goals.
Lending surge disregards debt concerns.
Low prices threaten mass layoffs.
Government enlists state media in campaign against bond rating agencies after bearish reports on debts.
Local bureaus will cut ties to city authorities.
Plan said to be aimed at curbing capital outflow.
The Chinese government's higher limit for 2020 may reflect greater coal use.
Based on formulas that China uses for the energy content of 'standard coal,' the country may have burned over 3.8 billion tons of raw coal last year.
Worries over industrial capacity plan grow, with job losses feared in construction, steel, and coal.
Central bank spends to support sagging yuan, but experts say capital flight is not a complete explanation for the RMB's woes.
Dimming prospects for gas defy push for cleaner fuel to meet one of the government's main environmental goals.
Reductions in overcapacity may finally be made, but downsizing could cost millions of jobs.
Government says little about achieving five-year goal.
Foreign hedge funds bet on big devaluation to come.
The government has put in place a dual-purpose plan to protect oil companies and the environment.
Plunging energy prices devalue huge deal of strategic and political importance for Beijing and Moscow.
Beijing's crisis responses raise investment fears as many steps are seen as doing more harm than good.
China adds even more polluting plants despite the country's present power glut.
Provincial data fraud may point to negative growth, experts say.
China's state petroleum monopoly faces pressure after years of losses on imported gas.
The government pegs its hopes on the country's service sector.
Leading emitter joins global accord as it drives development abroad.
Producer losses raise policy risks of scheme to promote use of cleaner fuel.
Shanghai charges seen as cover for slow reforms.
Country seen as biggest carbon emitter for decades.
Pressure rises for power price cuts.
Border risks could affect energy flows.
Targets seen as relic of command economy.