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National Bureau of Statistics
by Anne Henochowicz | Feb 26, 2014
捅鸡局 (Tǒngjī Jú): Bureau of Dicking Around Pejorative, homophonous nickname for the National Bureau...
by Scott Greene | Jan 22, 2013
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...
by Anne Henochowicz | Sep 2, 2012
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...
by Scott Greene | May 29, 2012
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...
by Wu Nan | Sep 14, 2006
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 […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 12, 2006
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 sina.com, translated by CDT: During a Q&A session today, Minister Qiu Xiaohua of the state’s statistics agency said China will work out happiness […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jun 16, 2006
Via the China Environmental News Digest blog: China will not issue the statistical index assessing the “Green GDP” in the near future, a Chinese government official said. As most of the items used to assess green GDP are untradable, it is difficult for those indices to be formulated, the China Securities Journal quoted a senior […]
by Zhao Ying | Jun 14, 2006
From Bloomberg: Investment in China’s real estate, factories, and utilities unexpectedly accelerated in May, adding to pressure on the government to curb bank lending. Fixed-asset investment in towns and cities climbed...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods