China’s disappointing rebound could bring in more stimulus, economists say

I think even this disappointing rebound is not real. China has faked its growth figures for so long that I suppose it cannot easily shed this habit. It’s systemic. Just imagine you are a mid-level party hack in charge of a small piece of the figures. Just imagine you would find out that the figures are totally fake. Would to report the much lower, real figures? Would you risk your livelihood and career for the truth? Or would you do what everyone has always done and give everyone the spiel? I have seen an assessment that the true size of the Chinese economy is 60% smaller than what we are served. If only half of that is true, the world looks into a black hole. 

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