24 June 2019

Govt to improve subsistence allowance system, report says

The government has vowed to improve the country’s subsistence allowance system as part of efforts to help the disadvantaged, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing a statement issued after an executive meeting of the State Council chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Enhancing the social security system aims not only to boost social justice but also to encourage more people to make changes to improve their living conditions, according to the statement. Inspections to check the implementation of the policy this year found that as many as 74 million people have benefited from the program, but problems persist, including insufficient funds, poor management and lack of follow-through on beneficiaries, the report said.

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