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China relaxes funding rules to boost support for infrastructure projects

China has relaxed funding rules for infrastructure projects and allows local governments to use proceeds from special bonds as capital for major investment projects, in a move to boost the slowing economy amid a bitter trade war with the United States.

Local governments are now allowed to use proceeds from special bonds for major infrastructure projects including highways, railways, electricity and gas projects, in a move to “increase effective investment, improve economic structure, stabilize aggregate demand and maintain sustained and healthy economic development,while putting governments’ hidden debts under check”, said the State Council, China's cabinet, in a statement . . .

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