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