Qinghai vice-governor Ma Jiantang has been appointed head of the National Bureau of Statistics in a reshuffle of central government departments, according to official sources.
China - the world's fourth-largest economy - could overtake Germany in third place by 2010, said National Bureau of Statistics director Qiu Xiaohua .
China's economy will reach its relatively fast growth target for the year if it sticks with present policies, senior economist Qiu Xiaohua said yesterday.
The deputy director of China's State Statistical Bureau (SSB) has defended the accuracy of its data and attacked foreign critics as illogical and ill-informed.
Do you believe Chinese statistics? That was the question posed at a national television and telephone meeting chaired by Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao.
Rising unemployment could become the Achilles heel of China's economy, economist Liu Guoguang warned yesterday.
An expanding workforce, migration of rural farmhands to cities and lay...
REFORMS championed by Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji have been marginalised, misunderstood and ignored, the economic tsar has complained.
BEIJING has given planning-oriented bureaucrats more power in working out ways to achieve the contradictory goals of curbing inflation and propping up the money-losing state enterprises.