China's fiscal revenue down 14.3 pct in Q1


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BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- China's fiscal revenue went down 14.3 percent year on year to 4.6 trillion yuan (about 650.4 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter, official data showed Monday.

From January to March, the fiscal spending totaled 5.53 trillion yuan, down 5.7 percent year on year, the Ministry of Finance said.

Health expenditure rose 4.8 percent to 497.6 billion yuan in the first quarter.