Local govt s rights on GDP calculation revoked

Beijing, Jan 19 | Updated: Jan 20 2007, 05:41am hrs
The Chinese central government has revoked the local governments rights to calculate regional economic growth figures after many such statistics were found to be inflated. Chinas central government has decided to take back local governments rights to calculate regional GDP after many figures were found to be fabricated, Chinas top statistician announced here on Friday. Provincial survey teams have been put under the direct leadership of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) so that they would not encounter interference from local governments, NBS director, Xie Fuzhan said.

PTI