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Laws and Regulations Posted: 2005-06-27 11:18:32

Detailed Rules for Implementation of Statistics Law of People's Republic of China

     This document was originally ratified by the State Council on January 19, 1987 and promulgated by the National Bureau of Statistics on February 15, 1987. Its revised text was ratified by the State Council on June 2, 2000 and promulgated by the National Bureau of Statistics on June 15, 2000.

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 These detailed rules are formulated in accordance with the stipulations of the Law of Statistics of the People¡¯s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as Statistics Law)

Article 2 The term statistics as used in the Statistics Law refers to all activities of using various statistical methods for statistical investigations and statistical analyses on the development of national economy and social development and for providing statistical data and consultant views and carrying out statistical supervisions.

The classification of all projects in statistics of national economy and social development shall be stipulated and adjusted by the National Bureau of Statistics

Article 3 The state shall, in a planned way, equip the statistical agencies of the people¡¯s governments at all levels with modern information technology and set up and improve the automatic statistical information system of the state. The various departments under the State Council shall equip, in a planned way, the statistical agencies under the departments and their affiliated organizations with modern information technology according to the needs of their work.

The people¡¯s governments at various levels at and above the county level shall list the construction of the state statistics information projects into their development plans. The construction of the state statistics information projects shall be under the unified leadership of the National Bureau of Statistics and the statistics agencies under the local people¡¯s governments at or above county level shall be responsible for the projects at their respective levels.

Article 4 The statistical agencies and the statistical personnel shall institute the responsibility system and the system of assessment and awards and penalties for their work to enhance constantly the quality of their work and working efficiency.

The statistical agencies and the statistical personnel shall exercise independently the following functions and power according to law:

the power of statistical investigations -- investigating and collecting the related information, convening related investigation meetings, checking the original records and certificates related to the statistical data. The objects under statistical investigation must provide the true statistical data and information according to the stipulations of Statistical Law and must not make falsified, concealed reports, refuse or delay to report or forge or tamper with records.

the power to make statistical reports -- sorting out and analyzing the information and data obtained from the statistical investigations and providing the statistical reports to the leading organs and related departments at higher levels. No units or individuals shall obstruct or withhold the statistical reports nor tamper with statistical data.

the power of statistical supervision

    

National Bureau of Statistics of China