The Binhai New Area in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin says its GDP growth in 2016 was a third smaller than it previously stated. Photo: AP

Why Chinese officials are suddenly coming clean over cooking the books

Government move to ‘sustainable growth’ rather than chasing higher GDP figures may have curbed local governments’ desire to produce inflated figures

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The Binhai New Area in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin says its GDP growth in 2016 was a third smaller than it previously stated. Photo: AP
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