Chinese Introduce Taxpayer Ratings As Zhu Criticises Rich Tax Evaders

tax       2002-07-03 
Meeting top economists last week after newly-released figures showed a drop in monthly tax collections, Chinese premier Zhu Rongji attacked rich people who don't pay tax. Last year he ordered an investigation the country's top ten richest people, as listed in Forbes Magazine, and, said Zhu: "The result was that they had not paid. The reason was that they had included their personal income in that of their factory and their wages were included in the factory's pre-tax expenditure."