The West mainly sees China as an economic power, producer, sales market or investor. However, the country now also has an active social policy with a pension, health insurance, and unemployment insurance. A team of researchers, headed by Tobias ten Brink, is studying this government social policy in more detail. “Development Dynamics of Chinese Social Policy: the Interplay of National and International Influences,” is the title of the project. The project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with more than 700,000 euros, is carried out by ten Brink and Jun. Prof. Dr. Tao Liu (University of Duisburg-Essen). The project creates one post-doctoral position at Jacobs University held by Dr. Armin Müller. The project will initially run for four years but can be extended to twelve years. The reason for this is that the research project is part of a new Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1342) of DFG that deals with global development and changes in government social policy. It is located at the University of Bremen.
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