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23/02/2019

Over 30 mln elderly people benefit from subsidies, allowances

BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — Subsidies and allowances have brought benefits to more than 30 million elderly people, with allowance systems for the elderly established in all provinces nationwide, according to a Ministry of Civil Affairs statement.

Currently, subsidy systems for elderly care services have been built in 30 provinces and nursing subsidy systems in 29 provinces, said the statement.

The ministry has made continuous efforts to improve the service quality of elderly care homes. Checks in 2018 found 163,000 safety hazards and other problems, and 90 percent of them have been solved, it read.

People now have more elderly care choices. As of the end of 2018, there were nearly 30,000 elderly care institutions with 7.5 million beds across the country, it added.

In the future, the ministry will continue optimizing services of elderly care homes, push forward elderly care services in downtown areas of big cities and initiate renovation and upgrading of elderly care homes in rural areas, especially those in poverty-stricken areas, it read.

Source: Xinhua

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10/02/2019

More than 100 million Chinese register to volunteer

CHINA-100 MILLION VOLUNTEERS (CN)

Volunteers carry bamboos for sale in Chishui, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, July 14, 2018. More than 100 million Chinese have registered as volunteers by the end of 2018, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. There have been about 12,000 organizations of volunteer services registered by the end of 2018, which provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service in total, according to a ministry statement published earlier. Chinese have taken an increasingly active part in volunteering in recent years, particularly at major international events such as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the G20 Hangzhou summit in 2016 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao summit in 2018. The country’s first regulation on volunteer services took effect in December 2017, clarifying the principles and establishing administrative institutions in this regard. With the number of volunteers growing fast, more efforts will be made to encourage their participation in public service and social governance, and improve the quality of their service, said a statement from the China Volunteer Service Federation. (Xinhua/Wang Changyu)

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — More than 100 million Chinese have registered as volunteers by the end of 2018, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

There have been about 12,000 organizations of volunteer services registered by the end of 2018, which provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service in total, according to a ministry statement published earlier.

Chinese have taken an increasingly active part in volunteering in recent years, particularly at major international events such as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the G20 Hangzhou summit in 2016 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao summit in 2018.

The country’s first regulation on volunteer services took effect in December 2017, clarifying the principles and establishing administrative institutions in this regard.

With the number of volunteers growing fast, more efforts will be made to encourage their participation in public service and social governance, and improve the quality of their service, said a statement from the China Volunteer Service Federation.

Source: Xinhua

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