A revision led by MOST and reported to the NPC Standing Committee by the Minister of Finance showed that a significant part of the national science budget may have been misused. Whereas the budget grew by an average annual increase of 28 % over the past 7 years, that parts oft he budget were used for personal purchases, unrelated travel etc. The main reason is thought to be the lack of standards in project and budget control. The findings are hotly debated in the public and will lead to changes in budget distribution and management.

China Bio news release, Oct. 31, 2013