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Table 2 The features of the authority and responsibility of China’s government organizations

From: The allocation mechanism of authority and accountability in Chinese government hierarchies: A case study of the “Earmarked Project System”

  Authority Accountability
Clarity Undistinguished division of branches and blocks. Can be transferred to lower-tier government; interdependency of organizations.
Multiplicity Branches are decentralized, while blocks are centralized. Be responsible for the upper level Weak public participation.