Students at a job fair in Shenyang, in China's northeast Liaoning province. Unemployment figures only showed those who were registered with China’s labour authorities, the report said. Photo: AFP

The three government numbers China’s economists trust least

Take figures for investment, unemployment and personal income with a grain of salt, report says

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Students at a job fair in Shenyang, in China's northeast Liaoning province. Unemployment figures only showed those who were registered with China’s labour authorities, the report said. Photo: AFP
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Jane Cai

Jane Cai

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the South China Morning Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.