China’s statistics are bad. Many criticisms of them are worse

China’s statistics are bad. Many criticisms of them are worse

“Our people crave, more than anything else, to know the extent of the nation,” says the narrator in “Do You Love Me?”, a short story by Peter Carey set on an imaginary world that lionises cartographers. To satisfy that craving, the country carries out a regular, exhaustive census: a “total inventory of the contents of […]

UK Watch investigating 'incident' at parliament is that statistics

UK Watch investigating 'incident' at parliament is that statistics

The Metropolitan Police are investigating an “incident” in parliament, according to reports. Officers are understood to be examining a “suspicious package.” The Metropolitan Police are yet to release a statement. “The police are currently investigating an incident on the parliamentary estate,” a House of Commons spokesperson said without elaborating, according to Reuters. A “heavy” presence of […]