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China removes economic data chief amid probe

Anti-graft crackdown has spread to the finance industry and its regulators

HIGH-PROFILE TARGET: Case isn't likely to be related to Mr Wang's statistics work because he only joined the bureau in April.

Hong Kong

CHINA removed Wang Baoan as head of the national statistics bureau, in a case that risks further undermining confidence in government economic data.

Mr Wang, 52, was sacked from the National Bureau of Statistics under suspicion of "severe disciplinary violations", the...