Few ex­pat work­ers in so­cial se­cu­rity pro­grams

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Two and half years af­ter the en­act­ment of China’s So­cial Insurance Law, about 20 per­cent of ex­pats work­ing in China had joined the coun­try’s so­cial se­cu­rity pro­grams cov­er­ing ba­sic pen­sion, med­i­cal, un­em­ploy­ment, work­ing in­jury and ma­ter­nity ben­e­fits.

“This is a small ra­tio,” said Hu Xiaoyi, vice-min­is­ter of hu­man re­sources and so­cial se­cu­rity.

Wang Huiyao, di­rec­tor-gen­eral of the Center for China and Glob­al­iza­tion, a Bei­jing think tank, said China should in­tro­duce more in­cen­tives for ex­pats.

“Only a small num­ber of for­eign­ers can ob­tain a Chi­nese ‘green card’, so most ex­pats worry that it is not nec­es­sary to pay for so­cial insurance pro­grams in China as it is hard for them to stay in China for long,” he said. (Photo 2)

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