Figures produced by local governments on economic growth around the country often total more than the national figures calculated by the government’s statistics bureau, fuelling fears that some local cadres are cooking the books. Photo: Xinhua

China vows to punish local government officials for forging economic data

Head of the National Bureau of Statistics admits wrongdoing by some local cadres, amid widespread scepticism about the reliability of Chinese data

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Figures produced by local governments on economic growth around the country often total more than the national figures calculated by the government’s statistics bureau, fuelling fears that some local cadres are cooking the books. Photo: Xinhua
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