China’s Fake Economic Reports: Trade Surplus Sextuples, Even Kids Can Tell

China’s Fake Economic Reports: Trade Surplus Sextuples, Even Kids Can Tell

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Amidst the economic downturn and pervasive gloom in China, the Chinese Communist Party's methods to sustain economic growth seem to have been reduced to fabricating data and silencing dissent. This involves maintaining an illusion of prosperity through falsified statistics, coupled with extreme control over public discourse to suppress any questioning voices. Commentators have ironically referred to these as the two magic weapons currently employed by the CCP echelons to combat economic recession.