Caixin
Jun 06, 2022 05:52 PM
OPINION

Editorial: What Kind of Fiscal Intervention Does China Need to Stabilize the Economy?

China is rolling out fiscal policies to stabilize the economy. Photo: VCG
China is rolling out fiscal policies to stabilize the economy. Photo: VCG

The public expects fiscal policy to play a crucial role in stabilizing the economy. China’s State Council has rolled out 33 comprehensive measures, which fall under six categories, to stabilize the economy. Of these measures, 24 are fiscal ones. A national video conference on financial support for stabilizing the economic market was held recently. The executive meeting of the State Council chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on June 1 decided to speed up implementation of a comprehensive package of measures for stabilizing the economy. The meeting decided that the newly added 140 billion yuan ($21.0 billion) in value-added tax (VAT) credit refunds should be mostly delivered by July.

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