The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
Find and delete the article “Outline of Draft Legislation on Real Estate Tax.” Do not hype related topics. (July 21, 2015) [Chinese]
The July 14 Economic Information Daily article apparently reveals insider information about real estate legislation that would combine several different types of tax and allow local jurisdictions to determine tax rates. The full article is available via CDT Chinese.
Updated at 13:35 PDT on July 30, 2015: A reader has pointed out that the article is still available on the Economic Information Daily website under the headline “Basic Framework Determined for Real Estate Tax Reform.”
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