China OKs sweeping tax reforms to tackle inequality
BEIJING (Reuters) China unveiled sweeping tax reforms on Tuesday to make wealthy state owned firms, property speculators and the rich pay more to narrow a yawning gap between an urban elite and hundreds of millions of rural poor.
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