Sluggish demand spurs stagnation fears as Beijing hopes for greater regional influence.
A former aide to a late Chinese premier says political rhetoric from Beijing about confidence is a sham.
A former top Communist Party official hits out at the shuttering of a political magazine's conference by the authorities.
Safety gains mixed with cover-up concerns.
Interest rate impact on privatization seen.
Farmers' response to rules allowing them to keep more of harvest could spur output growth seen in late-1970s China.
Reported energy savings may mask economic weakness.