On December 2, 2013, China Review News published an article on China’s social security problem. Based on data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, 23 percent of the working people in China no longer pay anything into social security for their future retirement. According to China’s official data, 38 million of about 300 million Chinese who have participated in China’s basic pension insurance for urban employees stopped paying their fees in 2013. The article gave a number of possible reasons behind this trend of leaving the government’s social security system.
Source: China Review News Agency, December 2, 2013