My Take by Alex Lo
Why Mao hated random statistical sampling
- Could the great famine of 1959 to 1961 have been averted if China’s state planners had been allowed to practise proper statistics and data collection?
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.