China issues an array of economic statistics

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China published its most detailed economic statistics to date, disclosing a 7 .5 percent rise in urban cost of living last year and a rise of nearly 7 percent in its equivalent of gross national product. An official communique on the 1980 national plan said China now had 982.5 million people, 11.6 million more than in 1979.

The communique disclosed a string of industrial problems, including urban unemployment, falling energy production, overburdened transportation, and slow and inadequate returns on investment in capital construct ion.

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