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Next show: Watching China's budget - 下期预告:解析中国的预算

Updated: 2012-08-09 08:44
By Digest China ( chinadaily.com.cn)

Next show: Watching China's budget - 下期预告:解析中国的预算

A draft amendment to China’s Budget Law has received nearly 331,000 comments and suggestions from about 20,000 members of the public as of Aug 5, according to the National People's Congress, China’s top legislature.

This is the second-largest number of comments a draft law has received since legislators began seeking public comment on laws via the Internet in 2005, staff from the NPC’s legislation committee said.

Details about the comments directed at the Budget Law have not yet been released. However, several analysts said such attention to the draft shows an unusual public interest in levies and expenses, as the government continues to harvest surplus revenue.

The amendment, if passed, would establish a set of requirements on budget making and enforcing, such as requiring governments to include all revenue and spending in annual budgets, making the budget public after it is approved by the people's congresses, and submitting budget adjustments for local legislatures’ review before making any fiscal changes.

But to what extent will the draft meet the public’s expectations? What problems does the current Budget Law present? While a lot of items in the Budget Law can be quite technical, how can the public watch China’s budget? Please be sure to join us in our next episode.

据全国人大的消息,截至8月5日,人大法工委收到了来自全国2万多公民的33万多条关于修改《预算法》草案的建议。

这是自2005年全国人大向公众网上征集法律修改意见和建议以来,收到第二多回复的一次。

目前全国人大还没有公布收到的意见和建议,但是专家分析,这次公众如此热烈的回应反映了全社会对政府收支情况的高度关注,尤其是在近几年政府财政收入大幅增加的背景之下。如果草案通过,这部法律将建立一系列的法规,要求政府必须将所有收入和支出纳入预算并公开预算;地方政府必修改预算之前必须由地方人大先通过。

但是在多大程度上这部法律草案能够满足公众的期望?现行的《预算法》存在什么问题?预算这样一个技术性很强的问题,公众怎么才能读懂?请锁定下一期《解析中国》。

 

 
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