China’s economy is a growing focus of attention. But there is massive uncertainty about whether the official data on growth, inflation, and unemployment can be trusted. A new book by Tom Orlik, Heard on the Street columnist at the Wall Street Journal, provides a comprehensive hands-on guide to working with China’s data:
- What are the most important data points to watch to understand what is going on in the Chinese economy?
- Can the official numbers be trusted, and how can we see past the limits of the data to understand the real situation?
- With renewed fears about the outlook for the global economy, what is the data saying right now about the outlook for China’s growth?
DATE: Wednesday, October 12
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 长江商学院, Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Avenue (Tower E2, 20/F, Room 7) 中国北京市东长安街 1 号东方广场东 (E2座，20层，7), phone: 010-85188552.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Tom Orlik is a China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing. Prior to joining the Journal, he worked for Stone & McCarthy Research Associates as an economist, briefing investors on China’s macro-economic data, and as a policy analyst at the British Treasury.