What does “三公” means in English?

By | April 18, 2013

“三公”经费refers to the government budgets planned for: official receptions, vehicles and overseas trips. Thus the popular discussion of “三公” represents the Chinese people’s concern over the government spending on these purposes.

China Daily example:

The Chinese public is getting its first glimpse into what central government departments spend on official receptions, vehicles and overseas trips – the subject of most suspicions concerning misuses of public money.

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