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