China’s Economic Numbers Have a Credibility Problem

Enda Curran
China’s gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter, smack on its pace in the preceding quarter, which was unchanged from the quarter before that.

China's Economy Is worth $300 Billion More than It Thought

Geoffrey Smith
China just discovered an economy the size of Malaysia’s hiding down the back of the sofa.

China Reports a Modest Acceleration of Growth

Chris Buckley
New York Times
The third-quarter data are likely to give policy makers in Beijing more confidence that, for now, they can maintain adequate growth without resorting to major stimulus initiatives, several economists said. 

China Inflation at Seven-Month High, Limits Room for Easing Despite Export Tumble

Kevin Yao and Xiaoyi Shao
China's annual consumer inflation rate rose to a seven-month high of 3.1 percent in September as poor weather drove up food prices, limiting the scope for the central bank to maneuver to support the economy even as exports...

How a Beige Book Could Shed Some Light on China’s Shadow Economy

Dan Kedmey
As China grows, the National Bureau of Statistics’ data remain arcane. In efforts to attain accuracy, The Beige Book curates a report based on their online and in-person surveys of more than 2,000 businesses and banks...

China’s Baffling G.D.P. Figures

Yueran Zhang
After Q1 2013, no single province claimed a real GDP growth rate lower than the nationwide number. The contradiction between the national and provincial data is nothing more than a continuation of a long-time trend. 

Lies, Damned Lies, And Chinese Statistics

Tom Orlik
Foreign Policy
Although the information provided by the National Bureau of Statistics is not completely transparent, it has taken steps to free national data from the influence of local exaggeration.