Jiwei Qian is Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore. He obtained his B.Sc. in computer science from Fudan University, China and M.Sc. in Development Economics from the School of Oriental Africa Studies, University of London. He received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore. His research interests include health economics, political economy and development economics.
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By Jiwei Qian - 09 Dec 2016
The National Development and Reform Commission of China released its five-year plan (2016-20) for rural economic development in November 2016. In this plan, rising costs in agricultural production have been highlighted as a major challenge.
By Jiwei Qian - 24 Jun 2016
In March 2016, the reform of social health insurance was underlined in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan. In particular, the financially sustainable management of social health insurance is one of the key issues to be addressed in the Chinese health care system.
In December 2015, China announced a plan to address the fragmented structure of tax collection between the State Tax Bureau and the Local Tax Bureau. An updated information sharing system for tax management, the Golden Tax project, is going to be built up in 2016.
Recently, there have been regulatory reforms in the Chinese healthcare system, such as new initiatives in the pharmaceutical sector.
The first set of policies aims to improve the targeting accuracy of poverty reduction programs. The second set of policies plans to have poverty reduction programs to focus on adjacent regions with disadvantaged natural and economic conditions.
China released its National Mental Health Working Plan (2015–2020) in June 2015. Addressing the undersupply of mental healthcare is a major task.
China has been relatively slow in implementing its obligations under the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.