The deep pockets of Chinese governments are envied by countries around the world. But Chinese citizens, officially presented as the masters of the country, have little knowledge of how and where this public money is spent by their “servants.”
In particular, ordinary people are very resentful about “Three Official Expenses” (TOEs) of the government at all levels — official trips abroad, official car purchases and operations, and official entertainment and accommodations.
In May 2011, the State Council of China — the Chinese cabinet — decided that both central and local governments should reveal their TOEs. Although 54 of the 98 central governmental departments and organs disclosed their TOEs last July, for a total of 9.47 billion yuan ($1.5 billion), no one knows the exact figure for the whole country.… Seguir leyendo »