REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CENTRAL AND LOCAL BUDGETS FOR 2003 AND ON THE DRAFT CENTRAL AND LOCAL BUDGETS FOR 2004

(Delivered at the Second Session of the Tenth National People's Congress on March 6, 2004)


Jin Renqing, Minister of Finance

Fellow Deputies, The State Council has entrusted me to report to this session on the implementation of the central and local budgets for 2003 and on the draft central and local budgets for 2004. I'm presenting this report to you for your examination and approval and also for comments and suggestions from members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

I. Implementation of the Central and Local Budgets for 2003

II.The Draft Central and Local Budgets for 2004

III. Working Diligently to Ensure Satisfactory Implementation of the 2004 Budgets

Fellow Deputies, Implementing the budgets and carrying out the financial work for 2004 will be an arduous task and a great responsibility for us. Under the leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Hu Jintao as General Secretary, we will hold high the great banner of Deng Xiaoping Theory, fully implement the important thought of Three Represents, follow the guidelines set down at the Sixteenth National Congress of the Party and the Third Plenary Session of its Sixteenth Central Committee and the requirements for our economic and financial work set at the Second Session of the Tenth NPC, consciously subject our financial work to the oversight and direction of the people's congresses, earnestly seek and heed the comments and suggestions of the committees of People's Political Consultative Conference, lift up our spirits, handle financial affairs in accordance with the law, be realistic and pragmatic, and work diligently to attain the magnificent goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.