The Group of Seven (G7) originated in 1975 as the Group of Six (France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States), representing the largest economies in the world. It was joined by Canada in 1976. 

China's economy is growing in sync with its opacity. Photo: Reuters

China's 'black box' economy deserves Group of Seven peer scrutiny

China's thought police have a new target in their sights: economists. The Communist Party's assault on cyberspace and the international media is well known. But now, it is turning on foreign researchers who dare challenge the official narrative that China can grow 7 per cent forever and cannot crash.