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Economist: Pensions of China’s Rural Elderly Only a Few Dozen Dollar Per Month

On January 8, 2024, Lu Ting, Chief Economist of Nomura Securities in China, spoke at the 46th Tsinghua University Forum on China and the World Economy. According to Lu, China’s 170 million rural-area retired pensioners over age 60 receive an average monthly pension of only a little over 100 Yuan (US$14), with the majority not receiving more than 300 Yuan (US $41) per month. Lu mentioned that there is a vast disparity between the pensions of this group and those of retired department-level cadres, some of whom receive 70 to 100 times as much in their pensions.

Source: Epoch Times, January 11, 2023