The paper, “A Forensic Examination of China’s National Account”, was submitted to the “Brookings Papers on Economic Activity”, a journal published by the US-based Brookings Institute. Photo: EPA

China ‘exaggerated’ GDP data by 2 percentage points for at least nine years, new study says

  • Mainland has overestimated its nominal and real growth rates by about 2 full percentage points on average between 2008 to 2016
  • Calculations suggest that the current nominal size of the economy is about 18 per cent lower than the official level of US$13.4 trillion at the end of 2018
Topic |   China economy

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The paper, “A Forensic Examination of China’s National Account”, was submitted to the “Brookings Papers on Economic Activity”, a journal published by the US-based Brookings Institute. Photo: EPA
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It was the second time for Li to set an economic growth range in the last six years since he took office, with the last time China set a ranged target in 1995 when Li Peng was in office and China was just a small dot on the world economic map. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s GDP target range gives government leeway for economic growth ahead of 2019 uncertainties

  • Premier Li Keqiang tells National People’s Congress on Tuesday that China will aim to achieve an economic growth this year that falls in a range of 6.0 to 6.5 per cent
  • Beijing’s policy efforts geared towards stabilising growth, not stimulus, showing China’s acceptance of a modest slowdown in 2019
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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It was the second time for Li to set an economic growth range in the last six years since he took office, with the last time China set a ranged target in 1995 when Li Peng was in office and China was just a small dot on the world economic map. Photo: Bloomberg
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