Automobiles in the Chinese Government

September 11, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

The Chinese government has increasingly had to deal with officials who use government funds to buy themselves a car for “official purposes”. The Car Connection examined some of the dimensions of this problem, noting that:

  • Being a government official entitles you to many perks including a car. Government figures often use fake fuel expenses to pad their incomes.
  • Nearly 12% of all new cars registered in China were for official use.
  • Operating these vehicles is thought to eat up to 12% of the Chinese government’s budget.
  • The majority of the cars are imported from abroad.

You can find out more about the specific new rules that the Chinese government has enacted, limiting engine size and price of cars, as well as why these efforts will probably fail to solve the problem by clicking here.

Source: The Car Connection