Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Where Chinaeconomicsblog leads the FT is sure to follow

Of course the fact that the FT is covering the "GDP numbers riddle" has nothing to do with Chinaeconomicsblog's coverage but it is good to see the FT picking it up nonetheless.

China’s growth figures fail to add up [FT]

All but seven of the regions reported GDP growth rates above the bureau’s first-half figure of 7.1 per cent. At the start of the year, Beijing set 8 per cent as China’s growth target for the year.


However, this is the first time I have seen poetry as the first line of defence.

The criticism has prompted the NBS to launch a campaign last week, entitled “Statistical Feelings: We have walked together – Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of New China,” to boost confidence among statisticians.

The campaign has already produced works such as: “I’m proud to be a brick in the statistical building of the republic.” In another poem, a contributor writes: “I can rearrange the stars in the sky because I have statistics.”


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