Jing county in China has been rebuked by the central government for illicit collection of taxes from businesses. Photo: AP
Jing county in China has been rebuked by the central government for illicit collection of taxes from businesses. Photo: AP

China county government censured over illicit tax collection in sign of local fiscal woes

  • An investigation by Beijing has found Jing county in Hebei province inappropriately collected taxes from businesses to prop up its under-pressure budget
  • China’s State Council says the problem in Jing county is not uncommon among struggling local governments across the country

Jing county in China has been rebuked by the central government for illicit collection of taxes from businesses. Photo: AP
Jing county in China has been rebuked by the central government for illicit collection of taxes from businesses. Photo: AP
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