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China's GDP Figures: Who Believes Them?

October 19th, 2015

Episode 372 of 836 episodes

Can we trust China's official GDP statistics? Evan Anderson, director of research at INVNT/IP, a coalition of private and public interest groups that work to fight theft of intellectual property, tells us why he's a skeptic. Linda Yueh, fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and adjunct professor of economics at London Business School, tells us which Chinese indicators she looks at to understand what the economy there is doing. Also, the BBC's Regan Morris reports on how Chinese investment continues to transform Los Angeles' property market and Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why you can't take the ego out of the company boardroom. Customers browse goods in a supermarket in Fuyang, east China's Anhui province on October 14, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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