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.
- In Thursday's Papers: Chinalco's Copper Mine in Peru Opens, Tariffs for Hundreds of Imports to Be Cut
- Fishmonger Fracas
- Pay to Play
- Project to Save South China Tigers in South Africa Lost in Wilderness
- Two More Journalists Held over Bribe-Taking
- Gov't Considers Ending Heavily Criticized Cotton Subsidies
- Closer Look: Jingdong Gives Alibaba Some Company in Financial Industry
- In Wednesday's Papers: Railroad Line Lacking Environmental Approval to Still Open, HSBC to Sell Stake in Bank of Shanghai
- Central Bank, CBRC Split on Including Rural Lenders in Deposit Plan
- Closer Look: Annual Work Conference Picks Up Where Plenum Left Off
- Sign up to receive our free daily newsletter
- Yi Gang: China's Forward-Thinking Forex Chief
- As U.S. Refuses a Dirty Fuel, China Only Too Ready to Increase Imports
- Coal Industry Finds Itself at a Crossroads
- Evergrande Partners with Harvard to Build Hospital in China
- Sina Corp., Investment Fund Management Firms Mull Net Sales
- Ruins of Urbanization
- In Friday's Papers: China, U.S. to Enhance Cooperation on Shale Gas; Wang Qishan 'May Only Serve Five Years'
- PBOC Said to Be Talking to Major Banks about Deposit Insurance
- Closer Look: Visit by Cameron Focuses on Trade and Investment
- Yi Gang: China's Man for Market Logic