Local governments in China have been accused of faking economic data, inflating revenues and downplaying their debt. Photo: Xinhua
Local governments in China have been accused of faking economic data, inflating revenues and downplaying their debt. Photo: Xinhua

China’s provinces revise 2018 GDP estimates amid questions about economic data quality

  • All 31 of China’s provinces have revised their GDP estimates for 2018, with at least 12 publishing smaller amounts than first reported
  • Revisions come amid scepticism about the reliability of Chinese economic figures, due to discrepancies between provincial and national economic data

Local governments in China have been accused of faking economic data, inflating revenues and downplaying their debt. Photo: Xinhua
Local governments in China have been accused of faking economic data, inflating revenues and downplaying their debt. Photo: Xinhua
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