Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said on Thursday that China would
improve its evaluation of energy consumption per unit of GDP and
emission of major pollutants.
Statistics concerning the energy and environmental
sectors did not cover enough indices, said Zeng after hearing
reports of the National Bureau of Statistics on last year's
Figures from these two sectors were not released in a
timely manner either, he said.
Zeng said China would improve statistics collection on
energy production, circulation and consumption this year to gain a
better understanding of local governments' work on cutting energy
China would also continue
with reforms on statistics collection, said Zeng.
After many local governments were found to have
supplied fake GDP figures, the Chinese central government decided
to take back the right to calculate the GDP of local
According to the bureau, provincial survey teams have
been put under direct leadership of the NBS so that they will not
encounter interference from local governments.
(Xinhua News Agency January 19, 2007)