Officials: Inflation Biggest Concern – People Online

Translated by CDT from People Online via

With skyrocketing housing and pork prices, inflation, not surprisingly, has topped the list of concerns in a recent survey of officials who are in Beijing attending a Party School study session.

The survey, started in 1998, sent out 170 questionnaires and received 154 effective returns, covering a wide geographical range across the country. Inflation topped the official concern, being picked by 42% respondents as the most serious problem in social development in 2007. The results for 2003, 2004 and 2005 for inflation were 1.8%, 8.4% and 2.1%, low single digits. [Full Text in Chinese]

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