The Chinese central government budget, which the Chinese national legislature is reviewing, includes, within its scope, the budgets of Communist Party departments.
On March 11, 2016, the Fourth Session of China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) held a press conference. The reporters present asked whether the government budget, which the NPC is reviewing, includes the budget of Communist Party departments and when the Party departments’ budgets may be made public.
In response, Liu Xiuwen, Vice Chairman of the Budgetary Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, stated that the government’s budget that the NPC is reviewing does include the budgets of the Party’s departments such as the Organization Department, the Propaganda Department, the Office of the Committee on Organizational Structure, the Party School of the Central Committee (the Party School), and the Work Committee of Central Government Departments.
Liu said that, last year, the Party School, the Office of the Committee on Organizational Structure, and the Work Committee of Central Government Departments released their budgets to the public and also released the budgets of some local Party departments.
Source: People’s Daily, March 11, 2016