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Table 3 Statistics for the Main Categories of the Central Public Budget Expenditures in 2014 (100 million RMB)

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

  Total Government Expenditure Central level Expenditure Local Level Expenditure
Farming, forestry, and water conservancy 6474.26 539.67 5934.59
Health and family planning 2931.26 90.25 2841.01
Social security and employment 7066.11 699.91 6366.20
Education 4101.59 1253.62 2847.97
Science and technology 2541.81 2436.66 105.15
Public security 2120.27 1477.76 642.51
National defense 8082.88 8055.14 27.74
Energy conservation and environmental protection 2033.03 344.74 1688.29
Communication and transportation 4269.79 731.16 3538.63
Housing security 2529.78 405.41 2124.37
Tax rebates 5081.55 0 5081.55
General transfer payments 18379.88 0 18379.88
Total expenditures 74161.11 22570.07 51591.04
  1. Source: Lou, Jiwei 2014
  2. Note: Although the tax rebates and general transfer payments are listed, the total amount of 2014’s general transfer payments is 2756.837 billion RMB, which is higher than the amount listed here. The local level expenditure of subitems (farming, forestry, water conservancy, national defense, etc.) refers to expenditures through earmarked projects and other types