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

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

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.