Mr. Yang Zhiyun (center) opens the meeting. From left to right Ms Tang Ling, Mr. Song Xiaowu, Mr. Yang Zhiyun, Mr. Guo Qimin, Mr. Chang Hao
On 13 and 14 June 2019, the Tianjin Development and Reform Commission organised a round table event with representatives from C1 SPRP pilot sites as well as from other Provinces participating in the Component’s domestic or overseas events. Some 35 participants took part in this event which was opened by Mr. Yang Zhiyun, Deputy director general of Tianjin Municipal Development and Reform Commission, in the presence of Mr. Guo Qimin, Deputy Director general of NDRC Department of Employment, Income distribution and Consumption and Mr. Chang Hao, deputy director general of NDRC International cooperation center ICC. Participants first benefitted from key note addresses by Mr. Jean-Victor Gruat and by Mr. Song Xiaowu who submitted their views on the future of Social protection in Europe and in China respectively. On behalf of the project component 3, Ms Marzena Breza detailed the experience of the project with MOCA in dealing with social assistance mechanisms in pilot areas of Jilin, Sichuan, Jiangsu provinces as well as Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Presentations were also made on behalf of C1 pilot sites, namely Shanghai on Demographic ageing, Sichuan on Rural urban integration and Guangdong on widening the scope and efficiency of pension scheme. Mr. Fang, Main Expert (research) from SPRP C1 introduced the new rules applicable for computation of contributions under Chinese social security system and the need to increase awareness among workers and employers on the interest to join in the scheme. Participants then submitted their views and suggestions to NDRC leadership on the most urgent issues for social security reform at the decentralised level. On the second day of the event, participants visited Human resources and Social security administrative centers in Tianjin, where they could get better acquainted with qualitative progress made in servicing the public.
Participants outside the meeting room
One of Tianjin Social security and Human resources call-centers