New Family Planning Regulation features service to the public
( 2003-08-25 10:38) (CRINews.com)
Beijing's new regulations for
population and family planning stress the importance of the government's service
to the general public.
The regulation, which is due to take effect
September 1, requires governments at various levels to offer assistance to
one-child families, providing preferential treatment in areas such as finance,
insurance, medical service, education, employment and the like.
According to the regulation, each parents of a one-child family will receive
1,000 yuan, or 120 US dollars, as bonuses when they retire. If the only child
loses the ability to work or dies, parents will receive compensation of 5,000
yuan from the local government.
As the most populous country in the world, China has been promoting a family
planning program for more than 30 years which helped it achieve coordinated
development between population and economy.