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China’s Dodgy Data Is Under Scrutiny Again, With Latest GDP Release

As China released gross domestic product and other economic statistics earlier this week, a perennial question has once again been raised: To what degree can the numbers be trusted?

Or as the Xinhua News Agency put it on Jan. 23: “One plus one equals two. But it’s not always the case, especially when you are talking about the calculating of local and national gross domestic product GDP data in China.”