Questioning China’s economic growth data

We asked our readers last week about the trustworthiness of China’s GDP data.

Questioning China’s economic growth data

China released its economic growth data earlier this month, just two weeks after the second quarter ended and directly in line with expectations 7.6%. The number was high enough to give the impression that a hard landing was not on the cards.

This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of slowing growth, down from 7.7% in the first quarter of this year and from 8.1% a year ago. Even so, this fits with a government narrative...

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