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Reorganizing Rural Public Finance: Reforms and Consequences

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  • John Tian

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    This article examines recent reforms to restructure rural public finance in China and their impact on local-government finance. The focus is on how fiscal income and financial expenditure are managed by local-level governments, particularly at the county and township levels, and how rural public and social services are financed. The article also looks at the development of intergovernmental transfers, ongoing administrative reform, more recent initiatives to extend public finance to cover rural residents as part of the comprehensive rural reform, and a new campaign to build a new socialist rural China.

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    Article provided by Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg in its journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs - China aktuell.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 145-171

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    Handle: RePEc:gig:chaktu:v:38:y:2009:i:4:p:145-171

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    Keywords: China; costs/expenditure; finance;

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