Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE
Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE

China anti-corruption probe finds local governments are still ‘fabricating’ economic data

  • The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) conducted two rounds of inspections over the last two years, covering 19 of mainland China’s 31 provincial jurisdictions
  • It also included nine departments within the State Council, and found evidence of fraud in various cities across the country

Topic |   China economy
Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE
Local governments in China have long been suspected of fabricating economic figures, with the common perception among local officials is that their career prospects are still closely related to the performance of respective economies. Photo: EPA-EFE
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