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China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:02

gov.cn (26.01.2021)

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.

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Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:52

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart technology.

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How China pays for its COVID-19 medical bills

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 17:02

World Economic Forum (14.12.2020) China covers the COVID-19 medical costs for all patients including domestic migrants. The payment structure is part of the country’s “wartime” governance. It also reflects the long-term institutional transformation of the Chinese healthcare system.

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China planning new policies to take on ageing population: state media

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:24

(24.11.2020) China is planning to include new measures to encourage more births and address its rapidly aging population as part of its new 2021-2025 “five-year plan”, state media reported on Monday.

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China to tap elderly population in bid to tackle looming demographic crisis, boost economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 12:14

South China Morning Post (29.11.2020) China is planning policies to boost the economic contribution of its elderly citizens, including improving their use of technology In 2019, 12.6 per cent of China’s population was aged 65 or above and that group will hit 300 million by 2025, official data shows

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