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...

Shrinking Workforce Underlies Family Planning Issues

China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced last Friday that the working age population decreased by 3.45 million in 2012, according to The People’s Daily: It is first time the country has recorded an absolute...

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...

Sensitive Words: Bureau of Dicking Around and More

As of September 1, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): P People News (P民报): A satirical netizen Weibo publication. In the past few days, it has been completely wiped...

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’s Growth Figures Fail to Add Up (Updated)

The Financial Times reports that economic statistics about regional economic growth aren’t tallying with Beijing’s numbers: But the latest set of first-half numbers provided by provincial-level authorities are far...

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 […]



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