In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA
In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA

China to unify regional economic data calculation from early 2020 to further boost acceptance of figures

  • Economic data quality has constantly been questioned, particularly at a local level where governments have strong incentives to inflate figures for political promotion
  • News comes with analysts questioning if a census will be modified to allow China to reach its goal of doubling the size of its economy in 2020 from a decade earlier

Topic |   China economy
In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA
In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dropped to 6.0 per cent, which is at the bottom end of China’s target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent growth for 2019. Photo: EPA
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