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Economy

Chinese local governments rush to admit fake data

Coming clean often leads to more central government subsidies

A worker operates at a construction site on a building in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The northeastern province admitted it had inflated its fiscal revenue.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- A growing number of Chinese local governments are owning up to having faked economic data and are moving to correct their doctored numbers, responding to a major shift in Beijing's economic policy toward the quality of growth.

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