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China’s Looming Budget Hole Poses Risk to Stimulus Efforts

  • Ministry of Finance sees first drop in income in two decades
  • Local governments may see spending curtailed on land revenue
Members of the People's Liberation Army honor guards march past the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, on May 21.

Members of the People's Liberation Army honor guards march past the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, on May 21.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China’s plan to ramp up spending to support the economy is meeting an inevitable challenge: a slump in income due to the pandemic-induced downturn.

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