A government can’t misreport trade data, can they? Isn’t there a rule against that?
“China Rebound Invites Data Scrutiny,” Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2014 A10 http://on.wsj.com/1jdI0up Eyebrows were raised after China reported higher-than-expected export numbers for January. And who can challenge them. The facts are what they say they are. Was it over-invoicing? Who can say? Or is it accurate? Same question. But what happens when a country’s reputation for truth and veracity is called into question?