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Former Stats Minister, Downed, Resurfaces with CNOOC

Not everything is known about the re-emergence of former minister of the statistics bureau, now working as a senior researcher for a CNOOC unit. Probably more to come. Translated by CDT, from Oriental Web: Many wondered if any...

Green GDP Mired In Red Tape -Source (Q&A)

A week ago, domestic newspapers broke the news that the National Statistics Bureau is balking on plans to publicize China’s second Green GDP report. This was not altogether shocking, since the country’s first estimates of the costs of environmental degradation, based on 2004 data, only came out in September 2006 – after much delay, cutting, […]

Why Beijing Booked Its Bookkeeper

The probe into the Shanghai pension fund scandal keeps on yielding handy political dividends for China’s top leaders, and in particular, for the tough diet they’re trying to enforce to curb the state’s building bulge. First the party Feds busted Shanghai’s free-spending boss, Chen Liangyu. Now they’ve nailed the rather laissez-faire reformist who kept the […]

China Pension Fund Scandal Nets Top Statistician – Reuters

From Reuters: China’s top statistician was sacked after anti-corruption investigations implicated him in the Shanghai pension fund scandal, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics (ÂõΩÂÆ∂ÁªüËư±ÄÔºâsaid on Thursday. Qiu Xiaohua ÔºàÈDZÊôìÂçéԺ■who announced a new “Happiness Index” this year to include living conditions, the environment and salary — was dismissed as chief of the […]

Hedging, Innuendo, and Qiu Xiaohua

What to make of Qiu Xiaohua’s abrupt removal from his job as China’s chief statistician? No one really knows for sure yet. Last week’s tersely worded Xinhua news agency item sounded an alarm bell that something was amiss. Word around Beijing is that Qiu will not be reassigned: he committed a “severe disciplinary violation” (‰∏•ÈáçËøùÁ∫™). […]

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