Ning Jizhe, head of the National Statistics Bureau, has been in the news today

He gave a whisper guide for the January-February industrial production data

But that's not all, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of parliament, he said providers of falsified data would be investigated and punished

(hopefully in that order, but ya never know, right?)

  • "As soon as there are statistical cases that break the law or faked, it will be voted down, there will be zero tolerance, no appeasement"

Reuters report that iI January the province of Liaoning admitted it had falsified reporting of fiscal data from 2011 to 2014. more here