Low prices threaten mass layoffs.
Local bureaus will cut ties to city authorities.
Diffuse 'disorganized crime' groups, persistent economic push factors make trafficking hard to stamp out.
Plan said to be aimed at curbing capital outflow.
Assertive moves galvanize China's neighbors to organize in defense of rules-based order in important waterway.
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.