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's GDP data can be a confusing signal (ImagineChina)

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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