Labor unrest in China has been on the rise in recent years, and China Labour Bulletin is now...
Aug 1, 2014
On Wednesday, the Chinese government announced plans to reform the country’s...
Jul 31, 2014
Chris Buckley at The New York Times reports the announcement of new changes to China’s hukou...
Jun 16, 2014
Caixin’s Lan Fang describes the predicament of China’s first generation of migrant...
Nov 8, 2013
As the Party’s Third Plenum approaches, the Pew Research Center’s Jacob Poushter looks...
Jul 9, 2013
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...
Jul 8, 2013
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...
Mar 13, 2010
AP reports on the closing sessions of the NPC’s annual meeting in Beijing: The world’s third-largest economy may have escaped the worst of the global financial crisis by ordering $1.4 trillion in bank lending and...
Feb 23, 2010
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...
Dec 27, 2008
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...
Dec 11, 2008
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...
Mar 1, 2008
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 ,...
Jan 23, 2007
From the Washington Post: Fines imposed on Chinese who violate the country’s one-child-only policy may be reduced for the poor, a top family planning official said Tuesday, as authorities stressed a broader approach to population management. The announcement came a day after state media reported that many Chinese believe it is unfair that the wealthy […]
Jan 22, 2007
From The New York Times: ACCORDING to a State Department report released this week, American citizens adopted 6,493 children from China in 2006, a decline of 18 percent from the previous year’s total of 7,906. And yet, just over a month ago, this newspaper reported that China had prepared strict new criteria for foreign adoption […]
Jan 11, 2007
From Reuters: China will be home to 300 million more men than women by 2020, state media said on Thursday, warning the gender imbalance, along with an aging population and rapid urbanization, could be destabilizing. China has about 119 boys born for every 100 girls, an imbalance that has grown since it introduced a one-child […]
Jan 3, 2007
From Business Week: The one-child policy combined with a large aging population means pensions are in danger of falling short. What’s the solution? Time is running out for China’s pension system. The one-child policy has created the 1-2-4 phenomenon within many of the country’s households – one child, two parents and four grandparents. With the […]
Jan 2, 2007
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 senior citizens, will have almost 290 million by 2025 — nearly the entire population of the United States — according to a study released last month […]
Nov 28, 2006
From Shanghai Daily: Police have arrested a man they say allegedly tried to extort Shanghai government officials by pretending to be an investigator looking into the city’s pension fund scandal, a Hebei Province newspaper reported yesterday. The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Li Hailing, sent blackmail letters to more than 100 Shanghai government officials, claiming he […]
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