Appendices to:


Chinese Statistics: Classification Systems and Data Sources

Carsten A. Holz



Appendix A

      Sectoral Classification Systems


Appendix B

      Directly Reporting Industrial Enterprise Representativeness by Industrial Sector 2004, 2008


Appendix C

      Data Sources




New secondary literature explaining Chinese statistics (3 Oct. 2014, 7 Nov. 2014)


China Economic Review 30 (Sept. 2014)


Special section on China data—Editorial introduction, Pages 301-303

Carsten Holz, Zheng Michael Song, Belton M. Fleisher


Reform at China's National Bureau of Statistics under Ma Jiantang 2008–2013, Pages 304-308

Tom Orlik


The quality of China's GDP statistics, Pages 309-338

Carsten A. Holz


Challenges of working with the Chinese NBS firm-level data, Pages 339-352

Loren Brandt, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Yifan Zhang


Explaining sectoral discrepancies between national and provincial statistics in China, Pages 353-369

Ben Ma, Guojun Song, Lei Zhang, David A. Sonnenfeld


Implications of GDP accounting for factor income share in China, Pages 370-382

Zhenjie Qian


Income distribution in urban China: An overlooked data inconsistency issue, Pages 383-396

Hailong Jin, Hang Qian, Tong Wang, E. Kwan Choi


Human capital estimates in China: New panel data 1985–2010, Pages 397-418

Haizheng Li, Qinyi Liu, Bo Li, Barbara Fraumeni, Xiaobei Zhang


Data for studying earnings, the distribution of household income and poverty in China, Pages 419-431

Björn Gustafsson, Shi LI, Hiroshi Sato


Measuring market concentration in China: the problem with using censored data and its rectification, Pages 432-447

Chong-En Bai, Jie Mao, Qiong Zhang


The Golden Tax Project, value-added tax statistics, and the analysis of internal trade in China, Pages 448-458

Weibo Xing, John Whalley


Regional patterns of food safety in China: What can we learn from media data?, Pages 459-468

Nicholas Holtkamp, Peng Liu, William McGuire


Where have all the pigs gone? Inconsistencies in pork statistics in China, Pages 469-484

Xiaohua Yu, David Abler


Accounting for China's urbanization, Pages 485-494

Qin Chen, Zheng Song


Note on urbanization in China: Urban definitions and census data, Pages 495-502

Bo Qin, Yu Zhang



China Economic Journal Vol. 6, Issue 2-3, 2013


Introduction to Special Issue on Assessing Quality of Chinese Statistics, Pages 59-62

Yiping Huang


Understanding China’s Official Statistics, Pages 63-79

Xianchun Xu


How Fast Has Chinese Industry Grown? – The Upward Bias Hypothesis Revisited, Pages 80-102

Harry X. Wu


Debunking the Myth About China’s Low Consumption, Pages 103-112

Jun Zhang and Tian Zhu


How Large Is Income Inequality in China: Assessment on Different Estimates of Gini Coefficient, Pages 113-122

Ximing Yue, Shi Li, and Xia Gao


Demystifying the Labor Statistics in China, Pages 123-133

Fang Cai, Yang Du, and Meiyan Wange


Clarification of Misled Statistic Data: Overestimated Per-capita Housing Area, Pages 134-151

Xin Li and Dianqing Xu


How Big is the Chinese Government Debt?, Pages 152-171

Jian Chang, Linxiu Yang, and Yiping Huang