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Updates on China Social Security Policies

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:29

KPMG China (15.03.2020) Hubei Province : Between February and June 2020: All enterprises enrolled in China Social Security Schemes are exempt from making employer contributions to pension, unemployment and work-related injury insurance schemes. 

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Why Informal Workers Are Opting Out of China’s Welfare System

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:18

sixthtone.com (09.10.2019) As China’s population continues to age, the country must increase the number of people paying into the system. But many workers in the informal sector aren’t interested.

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Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hit

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:14

Reuters (02.10.2019) Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move that dilutes the reform’s projected savings.

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China's social security platform goes online

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 16:07

ECNS /18.09.2019) China officially kicked off a national online platform for social insurance on Sunday after a month-long test, allowing residents to process data much more easily, sometimes with the aid of facial recognition technology.

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India: Thousands Of Job Losses Reveal Rising Risks To India's Demographic Dividend

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:03

indiaspend (23.08.2019) The recent shedding of over 350,000 jobs in its automobile sector--and thousands elsewhere--is an indicator of the economic and social hurdles that jeopardise India’s demographic dividend, the growth opportunity afforded by the world’s second largest working-age population of 688 million people.

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China: Telehealth services to be introduced in Tibetan hospitals

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:44

Xinhua (16.08.2019) The General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (PLAGH) said Friday that it will set up 45 stations of remote medical services in public hospitals in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in five years. PLAGH and the regional government reached a framework agreement on health and poverty alleviation in Lhasa, capital of Tibet on Friday. PLAGH will provide free telemedicine services for Tibetan hospitals, according to the agreement.

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china
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Health promotion

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Brazil pension reform debate expected to widen in Senate

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:15

Reuters (08.08.2019) Brazil’s Senate is expected to consider extending pension reform to states and municipal governments as it moves to vote on a bill overhauling the social security system, lawmakers said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes

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China: Aging population spurs integrated elderly care services

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:46

China.org.cn (07.08.2019) In February this year, the National Health Commission (NHC) launched a pilot program - the Internet Plus Nursing Services - in six provincial-level regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong, in an attempt to make use of nurses' spare time to provide door-to-door nursing services. Under the program, discharged patients and disabled people can apply for registered nurses to serve them at home via an online system.

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China: Work-related illnesses higher than reported

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:09

ECNS (01.08.2019) Low health screening rates, flaws in employment system cause faulty data China has charted more than 970,000 cases of occupational diseases since records began, but the actual number of employees affected by work-related illnesses is much higher, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

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china
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Occupational accidents and diseases

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