Discrepancies cloud official report of rapid recovery.
Analysts see few signs of progress toward 2060 goal in years of economic recovery.
Scholars struggle to explain President Xi Jinping's "dual circulation" policy.
Economic effects of pandemic combine with policy conflicts to curb imports.
Officials struggle to control smog from coal and chemical projects despite pledge to curb carbon in the long term.
Retail sales rose for first time this year, but imports continued to sag.
Country approves unneeded plants to spur economic growth.
Regulators warn that debt and default pressures will spill over into next year.
Tanker moves may raise hopes for goals of Phase 1 agreement this year.
Xi calls for "connectivity" between domestic and export markets.
The official news agency argues that the long-sought goal was achieved ahead of schedule last year.
State pipeline monopoly buys assets in high-priced deals.
Buying binge may signal preparation for transit disruption.
State-owned power companies have suspended daily consumption reports, frustrating forecasters.
Rising shares of industrial goods and medical gear spark concern over political goals.
China is likely to be wary of Gazprom's ambitious expansion plans.
Polluting projects in BRI countries should be regulated by law, advocates say.
COVID-19 epidemic resulted in higher domestic demand for coal.
The provinces respond to a government focus on ‘new infrastructure’ with huge spending plans.
Oil production and pipeline plans stall while crude imports soar.
The government omits efficiency target for 2020 after falling short of its mark in 2019.
The government sets no economic growth goal for the first time in nearly two decades, citing uncertainty.
Regional suppliers hold talks to share shortfall as demand declines.
Falling prices may sap profits and delay investments.
A record decline in greenhouse gas could be followed by a larger increase as the economy rebounds, energy experts warn.
The cost of supplies from Russia's new Power of Siberia pipeline may be more than double the prices charged in European markets.
Economic uncertainty and storage limits will curb oil demand growth, experts say.
Anti-pollution activists warn against new wave of coal-fired power plants.
Communist Party pledge to double GDP in a decade spurs back-to-work drive.
State-owned companies cut their budgets as suppliers wage a price war.