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China's GDP May Be Up to 10 Percent Bigger Than Thought

A Chinese worker sews clothes at a garment factory in Zouping county, Shandong province, on Nov. 16
A Chinese worker sews clothes at a garment factory in Zouping county, Shandong province, on Nov. 16Photographer: Dong Naide/Imaginechina via AP Images

Even as a slew of indicators reveal the weak state of China’s economy, officials are poised to revise the official size of Chinese gross domestic product on Dec. 16, probably upward, making it as much as 10 percent larger than previously thought.

Beijing will reveal the findings from the country’s roughly twice-a-decade economic census on Tuesday, for which almost 3 million census takers canvassed more than 10 million companies and 60 million individual-owned private enterprises earlier this year.