In the afternoon of June 13, 2016, the VEPR’s Chinese Economic Studies Program (VCES), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) organized the Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.12 titled “Retirement program of the informal sector in China: Lessons learned for Vietnam”
Speaker of Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.12 is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giang Thanh Long – Institute of Public Policy and Management – National Economics University
Participants of the seminar were experts, leading scholars and researchers in the fields of economics, politics, and diplomacy from many prestigious research institutions, lecturers and students from universities, and reporters from media agencies, etc.
Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.12
In the beginning, Dr. Nguyen Binh Giang – Vice President of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) and Dr. Pham Sy Thanh, Director of VEPR’s Chinese Economy Studies Program gave the opening remarks. Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No. 12 is in the series of seminars on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research, which is organized bimonthly with the purpose of opening a forum for international and national researchers to present their research findings, and creating a network for academic exchanges regarding diplomatic, security, social and political issues in relations with China.
Dr. Nguyen Binh Giang and Dr. Pham Sy Thanh
After the opening remark, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giang Thanh Long presented the study “Retirement Program in the informal sector in China: Lessons learned for Vietnam”. Firstly, the speakers presented the retirement system in China focusing on workers in the informal sector. Next, the speakers analyzed the advantages, disadvantages and potential instabilities of the system.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giang Thanh Long presented the research
The next section, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giang Thanh Long describes the pension system of Vietnam with issues such as urbanization, migration, unemployment trends, aging population and welfare for the elderly, and unstable factors in the system Social Security. Finally, the speaker concluded on the lessons learned to expand the coverage of the retirement system to the people of the informal sector in Vietnam.
The discussion drew attention from many experts and scholars such as Dr. Luu Bich Ho, Mr. Dang Huy Hoang, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Thanh Nhan, Dr. Nguyen Duy Loi, etc.
Discussion in the seminar
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