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they must have access to the detailed results of the national population investigations and full information on the procedures followed in data collection. By analysing official data and reviewing data collection methods, they may be able to identity problems hitherto unrecognised and to suggest ways of adjusting the data and improving methods "I data collection." (pp 273-274) To the above there is one additional observation I wish to make. Those who have had the opportunity of visiting China and discussing some of these problems in depth with Chinese specialists (as I have had) get to know fairly soon that there are still important differences of a political nature within the regime (more so in the Communist Party); and that one has to lie therefore very careful drawing conclusions from particular statements made by individuals on issues concerning population, agriculture, etc, that have important political dimensions. Indian social scientists have reason to he specially cautious in matters on which China could be sensitive, unless we are very sun1 of our position, as we can create problems for even the social scientists there.

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