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Fast-Rising Chinese Tax Revenues Prompt Backlash

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese media report growing public anger over taxes after reports of explosive growth in government income. The Shanghai Daily says Tuesday that debate is raging on the Internet, with many writers pointing to a 2009 study by Forbes magazine that claims China taxes its people more heavily than any country except France. The Finance Ministry […]

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Chinese Artist Seeks Review of Tax Claim

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The design firm of Chinese government critic Ai Weiwei is challenging a $1.85 million tax bill presented by authorities to the acclaimed artist and activist just days after he was released from nearly three months of confinement. A lawyer retained by Ai’s company said he filed an appeal Wednesday asking for an administrative review of […]

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Reports: Chinese Artist Ordered to Pay nearly $2 Million in Back Taxes

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A close friend of celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says the artist-activist, who was released by police last week after nearly three months in confinement, has been ordered to pay nearly $2 million in back taxes and fines. Chinese authorities said Ai confessed to tax evasion. But his family denies he evaded any taxes and […]

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