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Now on Taobao: Outsourced Care for Grandma

Soon after China’s revised filial piety law requiring regular visits to aging parents took effect last Monday, entrepreneurs have started offering elder-care services on e-commerce platforms. From The Wall Street...

When Filial Piety Is the Law

In a New York Times op-ed, author Yu Hua complains that by compelling regular contact with parents with China’s recently amended “filial piety law”, the Party is using legislation to replace values that it...

China Promises Better Benefits for Rural Migrants

The government plans to provide better social service benefits and housing assistance for young migrant workers. From the Washington Post: For decades, China has restrained migration by linking access to low-cost public services...

A More Flexible Pension Scheme for Migrant Workers

From Economic Observer Online: A draft to reform the social security scheme in allowing Chinese migrant workers to transfer their pension accounts and contributions nationwide has been finalized, sources revealed to the Economic...

The Second Long March: 30 Years of Reform

With this month marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of China’s economic reform policies, the Economist reflects on the prospects for political reforms as the PRC enters its 60th year: Next year the country will mark...

China May Shift Shares to Fund Pensions

From Financial Times : Beijing is considering transferring shares from state-owned companies to the national pension fund to help fill a gaping shortfall, the fund’s new head told the Financial Times on Friday. Dai Xianglong ,...

The Graying of China – Jehangir S. Pocha

From Boston Globe: One of the world’s oldest nations is getting older. China’s population of 1.3 billion is graying rapidly and the country, which now has about 146 million
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