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Social Insurance in China

Publication date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

THE ISSUE:  What social insurance contributions must employers in China provide for their workers? 

According to China's social insurance law, which was passed on October 28, 2010, and came into effect on July 1, 2011, employers must provide contributions for their workers in the following five categories of social insurance:

1)  basic pension,
2)  basic medical,
3)  unemployment,
4)  work-related injury,
5)  maternity

The law requires employers to contribute to all five social insurance schemes in all geographic regions of the country for all workers, whether they are migrant workers registered elsewhere or residential workers registered in the city where they are working.  

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