China will speed up the release of special funds to local governments to support the economy, Vice- Finance Minister Xu Hongcai told reporters on Wednesday.
The government has said it would set up special transfer payments of 2 trillion yuan ($289.
72 billion) from special treasury bonds and an increased budget deficit to local governments.
“The implementation of specific policies and measures will have a positive impact on investment, consumption as well as imports and exports,” Xu told a briefing.
Of the 2 trillion.....