Debate Erupts over Official Gini Figures
(Beijing) – Scholars and Net users are debating the accuracy of recent Gini coefficient figures released by the government that show incomes far more evenly distributed than academic research does.
The National Bureau of Statistics stopped publishing index findings in 2001, citing difficulty collecting data from wealthy households. However, in January it released information for the years 2003 to 2012. Analysts say the move was to help prepare for income redistribution reforms.
- Sign up to receive our free daily newsletter
- How the Hammer Falls as China Nails Corruption
- CNPC Continues to Be Hit by Scandal as Two More Executives Fall
- Market Reforms, Fight against Corruption Go Hand in Hand, Expert Says
- What Li Keqiang Asks in Meetings with Economists
- Why Do Foreign Brands 'Break Bad' in China?
- Alibaba Said to Delay New York Listing until after Labor Day
- Sheila Patel: Investors Should Be 'Positive' about China Stocks
- Graft Fight Will Take Years, U.S. Expert Says, but China Is Heading in Right Direction
- CDB Said to Get 1 Tln Yuan to Back Shantytown Renovation
- CBRC Approves Three Private Banks as Part of Pilot