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.
Government interventions point to risks ahead.
Growing imports raise capital outflow concerns.
Surge in outflows seen as capital flight.
New U.S. administration will cite currency manipulation.
Adam Clayton Powell III says Trump's surprise victory continues a tradition in U.S. democracy of drumming out insiders in favor of outsiders.
Rise in production bucks long-term trend.
Government interventions are blamed for higher prices and pollution.
Candidate Trump's isolationism might be welcome to Pyongyang, but no Republican administration will overlook North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.
Fake data prompts shift on pollution reports.
The fixers are the unsung heroes in many wars.
Government interventions raise bubble risk.
Expectations are low for a debt-equity swap plan.
Jump in conservation index relies on suspect GDP.
A veteran North Korea watcher says that changes introduced three year ago are moving the country toward self-sufficiency in food.
Analysts raise estimates of strategic reserves, while rate of growth in imports remains in doubt.
Profit-takers demand more coal.
Concerns grow with capital outflows.
Beyond nuclear sabre-rattling, North Korea spooks investors with its attitudes toward profit repatriation and managerial flexibility.
Couples split in the face of rumored housing rules designed to curb speculation as big-city new home prices soar.