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China's 2009 fiscal revenue expected to surpass $1 trillion
2010-01-10
      BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's 2009 fiscal revenue was estimated at 6.85 trillion yuan (just over 1 trillion U.S. dollars), an increase of 11.7 percent over a year earlier, Finance Minister Xie Xuren said here Sunday.

    Xie also said the budget of public investment in 2010 from the central government was likely to stand at 992.7 billion yuan, up 572.2 billion yuan from the 2008 budget.

    With it, the Chinese central government would fulfill the target of adding 1.18 trillion yuan for public investment in the time period between the fourth quarter of 2008 and 2010, Xie said.

    It is estimated that in 2009, the central government allocated about 924.3 billion yuan for public spending, up 503.8 billion yuan from the 2008 budget, according to the minister.

    China rolled out a massive investment plan worth 4 trillion yuan in November 2008 to cope with the international financial crisis, which broke down to 1.18 trillion from the central government and 2.82 trillion from local governments.

    According to the original plan, the 1.18 trillion yuan from the central government included 104 billion yuan in the fourth quarter of 2008, 487.5 billion yuan in 2009 and 588.5 billion yuan in 2010.

    It is believed that as new investment on public projects in 2009 surpassed the original budget of 487.5 billion yuan, the budget for 2010 was reduced from the original 588.5 billion yuan to 572.2 billion.

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