Despite deep pockets and eager U.S. film industry, new films weighed down by censorship, self-censorship and clunky Chinese propaganda.
New regulations could stifle growth.
China has been spending billions of dollars to improve its image across the world, but with mixed results so far.
The government’s policy ignores security implications.
A surge in unregulated lending triggers alarm.
Steel and heavy industry provide GDP boost.
The investment rush leads to arrests.
The government calls for industrial cuts.
Island diversifies after Beijing limits tour groups over displeasure with Taiwan's president.
Overseas investments may defy rules.
The government fears law could threaten stability.
Experts question official coal data.
A pipeline through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been postponed "indefinitely."
A crackdown on "crocodiles" signals a regulatory shift.
Local violators resist environmental controls.
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.
Two books published in 2016 highlight the widening gap between rich and poor in Xi Jinping's China.
Resistance rises on both sides after record year.
Individuals face curbs on dollar deals.
Government takes measured steps on coal and steel.
The reluctance of Kim Jong Un's nervous regime to acknowledge it is adopting a market economy frustrates the legal changes needed to sustain nascent growth.
Chinese historian Wang Lixiong charts the failure of China's 'reform and opening up' policies in Tibet.
Relative energy abundance affects China policies, studies say.
The government claims credit for modest recovery last year.
Experts are searching for possible solutions to ecological destruction along Southeast Asia’s longest river.