Learn Chinese social welfare system in 4 minutes subtitled in English

Learn Chinese social welfare system in 4 minutes subtitled in English


Welfarism, a present of civilization, is offered by government to ensure basic living and development of people, including medical treatment, housing, education etc. It has spread over the world since its establishment decades ago, out of which north and west European countries top the rest of the world. Better social welfare, better life. Today, we focus on China, east Asia to look into its welfarism in detail and what feature its welfarism. A General View Of Chinese Welfarism Governments, distributing welfare, can’t create wealth. Without a sheep, there can be no wool. The origin of social welfare derives from the wallet of people. Let’s take a look at the various and numerous fiscal revenue first. China’s gross fiscal revenue exceeded ten trillion yuan in 2011( almost 1.6 trillion dollars), 90% of which came from tax revenue. And the expenditure was close to eleven trillion yuan.( almost 1.77 trillion dollars ) Only a fraction of the expenditure, however, was allotted to social welfare. In 2011, expenditure applied to social security and employment, a little more than 1 trillion, accounted for but 10% of total expenditure, and included those items :disability payments, subsistence allowance, nature disaster relief, etc. Expenditure applied to medical treatment and public health and housing security represented even less than 10%. Of course, there were more social welfare expenditure items. Although the general welfare expenditure is on the rise, it constitutes less than one third of all government expenditure. In contrast, the so-called “low welfare standards??America spent 59% expenditure on welfare in 2010. Aside from it representing a small fraction of expenditure, more cruel reality can be seen that is the social insurance system. The social insurance system boils down to a game of transferring money Endowment insurance, transferring money from the young to the old. Medical insurance, transferring money from the healthy to the sick. Unemployment insurance, transferring money from the employed to the unemployed. But in China, this game derails. Take the endowment insurance for example, 14 provinces was unable to make ends meet in 2011. Individual empty accounts ran to 2 trillion yuan, which means the endowment insurance we pay today may be a blank check when we are old. On the one hand, Chinese government pays all endowment insurance for civil servants, instead of themselves, and they can also enjoy high endowment insurance benefits. On the other hand, the civilians have to give up 28% of their income to foot the bill for above mentioned transferring, and still can’t match the benefits civil servants get after retirement. Among all interviewee pulling down pension, the lowest one draws 200 yuan while the highest 10,000. 50 times bigger can be noticed. The most critical is rural migrant workers. Because they don’t work in where they registered as their permanent residence, not only are those rural migrant workers incapable of integrating with cities, but they can’t enjoy rural social welfare, like new rural cooperative medical system. ( Only less than 20%, 46.4 million, of all rural migrant workers, 252.8 million, had medical insurance in 2011) Reportedly, 98.6% rural migrant workers alleged they didn’t share the same social welfare with the local. The law of jungle is unavoidable in any society, a chain of food. The weak, however, deserve basic securities as a result of the establishment of welfare system by civilization. The welfare system, which should have helped the poor by taking from the rich, gives more to the powerful group and less to the disadvantaged group due to a dual-track approach. We, as Chinese, can announce proudly raising our heads that we will become the strongest species undoubtedly surviving “numerous fierce competitions Thanks for watching. Pleaase visit china-in-english.blogspot.com for more information

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