CHINA has agreed to the planned Airport Corporation's accounts not coming under the scrutiny of the Director of Audit. A source close to the Chinese side said Beijing dropped this demand during recent talks on the airport after Britain promised to make several other changes to the proposed body's composition. Director of Audit Brian Jenney had called for the right of monitoring, saying his remit to conduct value-for-money studies should be extended to government-owned bodies such as the Airport Corporation. But the White Bill on the Airport Corporation, published earlier this year, would limit Mr Jenney's access, so he could only examine matters of serious concern to the Government. Legislators have been pushed for that provision to be changed. However, the source said Beijing no longer felt the audit issue was a priority since Britain had agreed to structure the Airport Corporation in a way that would give China a strong influence. He also revealed the British agreed to eight out of 20 proposed amendments put forward by the mainland team. These included renaming the body as the Airport Authority, and separating the positions of chairman and chief executive.