China’s Bigger Budget Deficit Is Mainly To Finance Tax Cuts – Official

China‘s wider fiscal deficit budgeted for 2016 will be mainly used to finance tax cuts, a senior official of China’s cabinet research unit said on Wednesday.

The comments from Huang Shouhong, deputy director of the State Council Research Office, came from a briefing in Beijing.

China budgeted a 2016 deficit of 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), the Ministry of Finance said on March 5 in its work plan unveiled at the annual meeting of parliament.

Mar. 9, 2016 on Reuters

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