More than 86.33 million Chinese had registered for job injury
insurance as of March, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security
China now had the largest number of holders of such insurance in
the world, officials with the ministry said in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, at a Sino-German seminar on the
More than 100,000 Chinese die of vocational accidents every
year, and many more are injured. More than 500,000 employees suffer
from occupational diseases, statistics from the ministry show.
Compensation is the major form of the insurance to ensure the
basic family needs of the victims of job injuries.
The government is studying a job injury insurance mechanism
comprising prevention, compensation and rehabilitation, according
to the ministry.
(Xinhua News Agency May 12, 2006)