National Bureau of Statistics

Recovery in Question as GDP Growth Slows

China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported disappointing first quarter GDP growth of 7.7 percent on Monday, according to Reuters: Many investors had anticipated a possible surprise on the upside, with growth faster...

Do Q3 GDP Numbers Signal Recovery?

China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced on Thursday that the economy expanded 7.4% in the third quarter, in-line with analyst expectations of a seventh straight period of slowing growth. From Xinhua News: GDP...

Urban Wages See Double-Digit Growth in 2011

The National Bureau of Statistics announced Tuesday that average wages for urban Chinese workers in both the private and non-private sectors rose by double digits in 2011, according to The China Daily: The data was based on a...

China Edges Towards Inequality Measure

Caixin magazine recently reported the National Bureau of Statistics’ failure for an eleventh consecutive year to release the country’s Gini coefficient, a key measure of economic inequality. Now, China Daily...

China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data

China’s National Bureau of Statistics is starting to release its economic data on a comparative quarter-by-quarter basis, which is the method most countries have long employed. This gives a more accurate assessment of...

China comes up with economic “happiness index” – Reuters

Reuters and Chinese bloggers both wrote about the new “happiness index” formulated by the Chinese government. From Reuters: China will formulate a new “happiness index” (Âπ∏Á¶èÊåáÊï∞Ôºâthis year to include living conditions, the environment and salary, state television said on Wednesday. “The Happiness Index will include ordinary people’s feelings towards their own living conditions, such as […]

Happiness Index and More: Stats Bureau – China News

After a failure of working out a green GDP scheme spearheaded by SEPA, now the National Bureau of Statistics is coming up with some watered down versions, from China News Agency via, translated by CDT: During a Q&A session today, Minister Qiu Xiaohua of the state’s statistics agency said China will work out happiness […]

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