Beijing has always prioritised stability and since the start of the trade war with the United States in July 2018, has chosen policy responses to strengthen employment and investment. Photo: Reuters

China ‘smoothing’ of economic data is distorting global growth and policy responses, study says

  • China’s growth rate varied by only 0.8 percentage points over the last 16 quarters, much lower volatility than any other economy in the world, Rhodium Group says
  • This has led to distortions in global economic growth estimates, since projections of economic health hamper the progress of China’s domestic reform
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Beijing has always prioritised stability and since the start of the trade war with the United States in July 2018, has chosen policy responses to strengthen employment and investment. Photo: Reuters
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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.