The Fight For The Republic in China eBook

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CHAPTER VII.—­THE TSAN CHENG YUAN

Art. 49.  The Tsan Cheng Yuan shall answer the inquiries of the President and discuss important administrative affairs.

The organization of the Tsan Cheng Yuan shall be fixed by the Provisional Constitution Conference.

CHAPTER VIII.—­FINANCES

Art. 50.  Levying of new taxes and dues and change of tariff shall be decided by law.

The taxes and dues which are now in existence shall continue to be collected as of old except as changed by law.

Art. 51.  With regard to the annual receipts and expenditures of the nation, they shall be dealt with in accordance with the Budget approved by the Li Fa Yuan.

Art. 52.  For special purposes continuous expenditures for a specified number of years may be included in the budget.

Art. 53.  To prepare for any deficiency of the budget and expenses needed outside of the estimates in the budget, a special reserve fund must be provided in the budget.

Art. 54.  The following items of expenditures shall not be cancelled or reduced except with the approval of the President:—­

1.  Any duties belonging to the nation according to law.

2.  Necessities stipulated by law.

3.  Necessities for the purpose of carrying out the treaties.

4.  Expenses for the Army and Navy.

Art. 55.  For national war or suppression of internal disturbance or under unusual circumstances when time will not permit to convoke the Li Fa Yuan, the President may make emergency disposal of finance with the approval of the Tsan Cheng Yuan, but in such case he shall ask the Li Fa Yuan for indemnification at its next session.

Art. 56.  When a new Budget cannot be established, the Budget of the previous year will be used.  The same procedure will be adopted when the Budget fails to pass at the time when the fiscal year has begun.

Art. 57.  When the closed accounts of the receipts and expenditures of the nation have been audited by the Board of Audit, they shall be submitted by the President to the Li Fa Yuan for approval.

Art. 58.  The organization of the Board of Audit shall be fixed by the Provisional Constitution Conference.

CHAPTER IX.—­PROCEDURE OF CONSTITUTION MAKING

Art. 59.  The Constitution of Chung Hua Min Kuo shall be drafted by the Constitution Draft Committee, which shall be organized with the members elected by and from among the members of the Tsan Cheng Yuan.  The number of such drafting Committee shall be limited to ten.

Art. 60.  The Bill on the Constitution of Chung Hua Min Kuo shall be fixed by the Tsan Cheng Yuan.

Art. 61.  When the Bill on the Constitution of the Chung Hua Min Kuo has been passed by the Tsan Cheng Yuan, it shall be submitted by the President to the Citizens’ Conference for final passage.

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