Beijing has tried to ensure data accuracy for policymaking, but there have been a number of cases of local governments reporting inaccurate data. Photo: EPA-EFE
Beijing has tried to ensure data accuracy for policymaking, but there have been a number of cases of local governments reporting inaccurate data. Photo: EPA-EFE

China plans to tackle fraudulent data with harsh new penalties for local leaders and the help of AI

  • Beijing is amending its statistics law to crack down on fraudulent data that has caused some observers to question official economic statistics
  • The government has proposed harsh penalties for local leaders and outlined plans to deploy cloud computing and artificial intelligence to solve the problem

Beijing has tried to ensure data accuracy for policymaking, but there have been a number of cases of local governments reporting inaccurate data. Photo: EPA-EFE
Beijing has tried to ensure data accuracy for policymaking, but there have been a number of cases of local governments reporting inaccurate data. Photo: EPA-EFE
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