CHINA 32.9 mln senior citizens receive subsidies in China: white paper

CHINA

32.9 mln senior citizens receive subsidies in China: white paper

Xinhua

15:08, June 24, 2021

Seniors exercise in a community rehabilitation center at Hemu New Village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. (Photo: China Daily)

Beijing- A total of 32.9 million senior citizens in China received advanced age subsidies, nursing subsidies, and other old-age subsidies in March 2021, according to a white paper released Thursday.

The white paper on the practice of the Communist Party of China in respecting and protecting human rights was released by the State Council Information Office.

Meanwhile, 14.8 million senior citizens received subsistence allowances, and 3.8 million received assistance and support for people in extreme difficulty, said the white paper.

In March 2021, China had more than 330,000 institutions and facilities with 8.2 million beds to provide services to the elderly, it added.

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