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Watching China’s budget

Updated: 2013-01-23
By (chinadaily.com.cn)

Between July and August, more than 20,000 members of the public made comments and suggestions to the National People’s Congress, or the NPC, on how to amend China’s Budget Law. The NPC received nearly 330,000 opinions as of August 5, which is the second most since the legislature began seeking public opinions online in 2005. Experts say this shows an unusual public interest in government levies and spending. But to what extent does the public really care about amending the Budget Law? And, to go even future, how can ordinary people make sense of China’s budget?

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