Stringent coronavirus controls such as mass testing have become a huge burden for local governments. Photo: Xinhua
Stringent coronavirus controls such as mass testing have become a huge burden for local governments. Photo: Xinhua

China’s zero-Covid strategy, tumbling tax revenue put local government services and jobs under threat

  • The suspension of public transport services and delayed salary payments to civil servants have sparked concern about the fiscal condition of local governments
  • Stringent coronavirus controls, falling revenue from land sales and Covid-related tax cuts are coming at a huge cost to cash-strapped local governments

Stringent coronavirus controls such as mass testing have become a huge burden for local governments. Photo: Xinhua
Stringent coronavirus controls such as mass testing have become a huge burden for local governments. Photo: Xinhua
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