Caixin
Dec 22, 2022 06:38 PM
CHINA

In Depth: Why China’s Social Relief Efforts Have Fallen Short

On Dec. 28, 2020, the staff of Taizhou Rescue Station in Zhejiang province persuaded two homeless people to go to the rescue station for resettlement. Photo: VCG
On Dec. 28, 2020, the staff of Taizhou Rescue Station in Zhejiang province persuaded two homeless people to go to the rescue station for resettlement. Photo: VCG

In 2007, Guan Xinping, a professor at Nankai University, visited Beijing to participate for the first time in discussions for legislation on China’s social assistance system, a comprehensive welfare plan to ensure all citizens' basic living standards. Several scholars and professionals, including Guan, had arrived in the Chinese capital on invitation by the Ministry of Civil Affairs for the weeklong event held at a hotel.

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