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  1. News - China Insider - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    A dog could run China’s banking system, says former statistics bureau spokesman

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Yao Jingyuan predicts economic growth in 2014, but has harsh words for China's banks The former chief economist and spokesman of China’s National Bureau of Statistics estimated that the mainland’s economy grew 7.7 per cent in 2013, while also making a scathing criticism of China’s banking industry, likening it to an automated system ...

  2. 'Green GDP' too difficult to measure, says National Bureau of Statistics' chief

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao National Bureau of Statistics chief Xie Fuzhan yesterday openly rejected the term 'green GDP', casting further uncertainty over Beijing's long-delayed efforts ... It is no secret that Mr Xie's bureau and the country's top green watchdog have been at odds over the feasibility of calculating the cost of widespread pollution and exploitation of resources, ...

  3. Statistics bureau gets new head

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and Adam Chen in Beijing Qinghai vice-governor Ma Jiantang has been appointed head of the National Bureau of Statistics in a reshuffle of central government departments, according ... promoted to director of the State Council Policy Research Office, the Cabinet's top think-tank. The bureau is a sub-ministry department in charge of collecting and compiling national ...

  4. Statistics bureau advises against more tightening

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The central government has been advised by the National Bureau of Statistics against introducing further economic tightening measures despite unexpectedly rapid growth so far this year. Despite reporting higher-than-expected gross domestic product growth of 9.5 per cent in the first six months of the year, a government economist said the bureau ...

  5. Business - China Business

    China to trial tweak in gathering of fixed-asset investment data

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... a project's progress, the chief of the National Bureau of Statistics, Ma Jiantang, said in a report yesterday. The central government is struggling to win trust from investors and economists for its ... Bloomberg in Beijing Mainland statistics bureau to trial changes in calculating fixed asset investments Beijing to test better statistics gathering The mainland's statistics bureau ...

  6. Shanghai developers misreported prices, statistics bureau says

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the real estate sector. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday that companies in Shanghai filed inaccurate housing prices to statistics authorities because some of their employees were 'unaware of the importance of the statistics work'. It did not say how many companies were involved in the misreporting. The bureau is the mainland's central authority ...

  7. Statistics bureau taking closer look at signs of speculation

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... on unoccupied residential units amid fears of a property bubble. The National Bureau of Statistics will gather data on unoccupied residential property, seen as a crucial indicator of speculation in the property market, in its nationwide population census starting November 1. Ma Jiantang, head of the bureau, said the agency also had drafted a plan to improve its statistical methodology for housing ...

  8. Statistics bureau admits 'irregularities' over leaks

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The National Bureau of Statistics has acknowledged rampant irregularities over the release of official statistics, in an apparent response to media questions over the leaking of key economic data to a mainland business newspaper. In a commentary on its website, the bureau strongly criticised government departments for leaking official statistics to the media. On July ...

  9. Statistics bureau revision raises GDP for last year to 11.9pc

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... since 1994. The National Bureau of Statistics said GDP totalled 24.95 trillion yuan (HK$27.8 trillion) last year, based on current prices. This was 291.1 billion yuan more than the initial ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's economy expanded faster than thought last year with the statistics agency raising its estimate for gross domestic product growth to 11.9 per cent ...

  10. Mainland home prices climb 2.8pc, fastest pace in a year

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Housing prices in 70 of the mainland's large and medium-sized cities rose 2.8 per cent year on year, building on the 2 per cent growth in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It was the fourth consecutive increase after seven months of declines, providing further evidence of a sustained improvement in the real estate sector. Prices grew 0.7 per cent ...




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