China’s vast population of rural migrant workers are some of the nation’s most economically vulnerable. Photo: Xinhua
China’s vast population of rural migrant workers are some of the nation’s most economically vulnerable. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China extends welfare support to vast migrant labour force amid ‘unprecedented challenges’

  • State Council has announced a new package of welfare support to help China’s vulnerable migrant workers weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Measures come as Beijing shifts its priority from pursuing economic growth to ensuring employment and social stability, as economy contracts in first quarter

China’s vast population of rural migrant workers are some of the nation’s most economically vulnerable. Photo: Xinhua
China’s vast population of rural migrant workers are some of the nation’s most economically vulnerable. Photo: Xinhua
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