A file picture of a car factory in Hubei province. Figures submitted by provincial governments for the size of their economies are regularly way higher than national estimates for the total size of the country’s total GDP. Photo: AFP

China statistics chief joins calls for crackdown on bogus economic data

Ning Jizhe says officials who submit fraudulent figures should be punished, amid widespread scepticism over the numbers published by Chinese authorities

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A file picture of a car factory in Hubei province. Figures submitted by provincial governments for the size of their economies are regularly way higher than national estimates for the total size of the country’s total GDP. Photo: AFP
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