The CKGSB Business Sentiment Index
The CKGSB Business Sentiment Index

CKGSB’s Center on Finance and Economic Growth surveys more than 2,000 Chinese companies from within the industrial sector every quarter to provide the most comprehensive set of independent data currently available. Led by CKGSB Professor of Finance Gan Jie, this large-scale, micro-level quarterly company survey on China’s industrial economy, which began in 2014 Q2, sheds light on how the sector is coping and what types of reforms are needed—based not on opinion, but on a painstaking, fact-gathering process.

Described as the first of its kind, Professor Gan’s survey is based on stratified random sampling by industry, region and size from the National Bureau of Statistics’ population of 488,000 industrial firms that have sales of over five million RMB. The survey has around 2,000 responding firms each time.

Each quarter, Professor Gan reveals her survey findings, which are often surprising, given the usual themes found in the media today. She then outlines some policy recommendations which are necessary to deal with the problems exposed by the survey’s data.

The full survey can be downloaded via the links below (Chinese version available here).

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Professor Gan, please email

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