taxes

Coin of Realm in China Graft: Phony Receipts

The New York Times’ David Barboza describes China’s booming trade in fake fapiao tax receipts: To begin to comprehend China’s vast underground economy, one need only visit this city’s major transportation depots and...

“Grandma’s Legs”: An Ode to Taxes

Gravel-voiced and irreverent, Zuoxiao Zuzhuo has been called “China’s Leonard Cohen.” Singing about forced demolitions and food safety scandals, he has collaborated with the Cowboy Junkies and his good friend Ai Weiwei (whose...

Netizens Call Foul on Global Times’ Hu Xijin

Hundreds of protesters gathered Oct. 26-27 in the streets of Zhili, a township in Huzhou, northern Zhejiang Province, to demand an end to tax hikes and various local “fees.” One such tax includes a “machinery...

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