Category: Social Policy

Healthcare

The United States accounts of 14 percent of global healthcare spending. China, home to 22 percent of the world's population, only accounts for 2 percent of healthcare spending.

/ June 7, 2016

Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

The Chinese government plans to increase the monthly subsidy for families whose only child is disabled and unable to support the family as the parents age. The announcement—widely reported in Western media—has re-energized discussion of the role of the disabled...

/ May 25, 2016

Poverty in China

China's government plans to reduce the number of people in poverty by 1,000,000 a month.

/ May 23, 2016

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

Drop in China’s social insurance rates could cut labor costs

Rising labor costs in China are setting off alarms with foreign investors because of increasing minimum wages and living standards, as well as the extensively developed social security system. However, as the central government exerts pressure to maintain economic growth...

/ May 6, 2016

China’s Agricultural Policy and the Urban Labor Shortage

Chinese policymakers’ aim to modernize the country’s agriculture industry and land ownership system could have drastic consequences on the landscape of the workforce.

/ April 25, 2016

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

Designing Profitable Partnerships with Chinese Hospitals

Even though China’s regulations allow a US specialty healthcare providers to go it alone, pairing off with a Chinese hospital is still a necessity because of a culture where the public’s trust lies within China’s large public hospitals. Western healthcare...

Getting Into Shape: Exploring China’s Health Supplements Industry

Dietary and health supplements are an industry with huge growth potential in China, in particular for overseas companies. The market has almost doubled since 2008, and was worth approximately RMB 102 billion by the end of 2014. Surveys show that...

/ February 2, 2016

The Most Chinese Schools in America

By Tea Leaf Nation Staff In the 1970s, they came from Iran, riding the wave of the oil boom. Then in the first decade of the second millennium, they came from India, filling up graduate programs in business and science. Now, it’s...

/ January 13, 2016